Paulie (1998)



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Movie Info

A classic family movie, “Paulie” presents a parrot’s-eye view of the world with humor and intelligence.

Rating: PG (For brief mild language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Laurie Craig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 3, 1999
DreamWorks S.K.G.


as Ignacio

as Dr. Reingold

as Benny, Paulie

as Adult Marie

as Warren Alweather

as Lila Alweather

as Virgil

as Grad Student #1

as Grad Student #2

as Grandpa

as Jeremy

as Mr. Tauper

as Research Assistant N...

as Research Assistant N...

as Speech Therapist

as Veterinarian No. 2

as Lupe, Ruby
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Critic Reviews for Paulie

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (12)

Paulie has moments of minor charm but lacks the magic to fully capture the imaginations of either children or adults.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Top Critic

Shalhoub gives an impressively nuanced performance in the dangerously cliched role, and Paulie -- a combination of trained parrots, animatronics, and the voice of Mohr -- comes across as a fully developed character.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A perfect family movie with the intelligence, humor and hug-me moments to be a great first-date movie, too. Just remember to bring a hankie.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The film is aimed at children, I suppose, although I don't think they'll like Paulie all that much. I didn't.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Paulie has elements of a good weepy, but overall it never quite gels beyond being a passable novelty.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Talking bird on a coming-of-age journey with some peril.

Full Review… | March 1, 2013
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Paulie

A boring kids movie with another talking animal. At least the cast has some good actors, though.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


An extremely wonderful and sadly underrated film

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Paulie is very adventureous Movie with an intelligent but too Naughty Parot. A tiny bit of everything in it. Some senti moments and lots of LOL moments.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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