• Unrated, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Blitstein
    In Theaters:
    Dec 5, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 15, 2009
  • Jonathan Blitstein Enterprises


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Let Them Chirp Awhile Reviews

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Drew Toal
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Ronnie Scheib
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Fresh out of NYU film school, Blitstein films what he knows: His tale of a young filmmaker's writer's block gleefully incorporates all manner of antic styles, from Mack Sennett-style double-takes to Felliniesque black-and-white pantomime.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 3, 2008
Drew Toal
Time Out New York
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Jonathan Blitstein's debut feature works reasonably well by letting the characters' collective emotional retardation speak for itself.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

December 3, 2008
Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
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It's pretty hilarious.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 2, 2008
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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A movie where the only conception of life seems to come from other movies makes for no kind of movie at all.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 5, 2009
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

The film ends up feeling like even creative inspiration and apotheosis is hopeless because all that can ever emerge from these characters is derivative of some earlier work. When you look at it this way, Chirp can't help seeming like a time capsule...

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 5, 2009
Matt Pais

The line between being pretentious and calling it out is awfully thin ... continually points a finger at obnoxious New York behavior while simultaneously perpetuating it.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

December 11, 2008
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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You would think that by now budding filmmakers would have given up on making a Woody Allen movie.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 5, 2008
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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This sort of thing was indulgent enough the first time around; transplanted to the mumblecore milieu, it's intolerable.

| Original Score: 1/5

December 5, 2008
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