91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
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85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

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—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01

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82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

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100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
84% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Man Jeuk (The Sparrow) (Cultured Bird) Reviews

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Philip French

A beautifully made, deliberately puzzling thriller...

Full Review Source: Guardian

April 17, 2011
Jamie Russell
Total Film

The slow-burn of a cigarette in a lip-glossed mouth, the languid sprawl of Hong Kong, and a jazzy, bluesy soundtrack give this Cantonese drama an arty insouciance.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Clearly a labour of love.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

April 15, 2011
Peter Bradshaw

It's a sprightly comedy caper about a pickpocket gang that pays eccentric homage to French cinema.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2011
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Has all the lyricism, fluency and precision of a musical.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2011
Danielle Richardson
Little White Lies

Pretty, energetic, funny.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

April 14, 2011
Virginie SÚlavy
Electric Sheep

While Sparrow has done without the realism and darkness of To's previous movies, it still excites and engages in different ways. It's something unique, a fusion of styles and cultures that you rarely find in cinema.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

April 13, 2011
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

The brisk directorial sleight-of-hand that dominates Sparrow might leave you somewhat bewildered, but you will be too awestruck by its cool craftsmanship to feel in any way robbed.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

May 20, 2009
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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An action film without guns or even that much violence, it unfurls like an elegant ballet.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

December 29, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Plays out with the light energy of a dance for most of its brisk running time.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

October 20, 2008
Lee Marshall
Screen International

Some of the scenes in this gentle romantic pickpocketing yarn are pure cinematic pleasure, but in the end the plot and the characters are too thin to turn a series of delightfully stylised setpieces into a fully satisfying film.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
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Has a feather-light plot that flies in the face of credibility, but contains all the right components for an entertaining hit, like gracefully choreographed action sequences by martial arts veteran Yuen Biao, and a well-assembled cast.

October 18, 2008
Mariko McDonald
Film Threat

To's touch is airy light, buoyed by a jazzy score and an especially charming performance by To regular Yam.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 29, 2008
Derek Elley
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Yam's easy charm holds the pic together, and supports are are all solid, with Lam standing out among the sparrows and the Mandarin-speaking Lin fine as the skittish but crafty Chun-lei.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008

It flies where it will, ever joyous and blissful.

Full Review Source: UGO

June 24, 2008
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