Paulie Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
March 1, 2013
Talking bird on a coming-of-age journey with some peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 12, 2008
True family entertainment that caters for grown-ups as much as for kids.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 12, 2008
The story is rooted in real feelings and relationships, and parents will find as much to enjoy as children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
May 12, 2008
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.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
Family viewing that soars
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Its star is a very appealing little guy. Parents will be mildly amused, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Surprisingly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It features smart, emotional storytelling, skillful filmmaking and solid, yuk-worthy jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 2, 2002
Paulie isn't a complicated film, but it is heartfelt. And for a change, parents in the theater won't feel embarrassed by the things their children are laughing at.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
Celebrates the deep ties of love and loyalty between human beings and animals.
Top Critic
Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It is something to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Pretend you're renting it for a kid and go get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Paulie is a family film, and it's a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
[A] heartwarming pet fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Delightful from start to finish.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A movie that never quite lives up to its promise but manages to charm nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Given the merits of the production, which is debut-directed by John Roberts from a script by Laurie Craig, this bird deserves to fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This live-action comedy has its faults (in particular, a couple of out-of-place flatulence jokes), but it's also more clever and kind-hearted than you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 7, 2009

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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