The Moo Man Reviews

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Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 23, 2013
Fewer folks would be troubled by milk consumption if they thought that all dairy producers behaved like this one. But The Moo Man is no kewpie cuddle-fest, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
August 5, 2013
A film about one man's fight against the supermarket culture shouldn't be this touching, but Hook's devotion to his bovine brood is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
July 12, 2013
Cogent but restrained in its politicking, The Moo Man contains plenty of wit, wisdom and compassion, as well as much bucolic charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
July 12, 2013
Lesson for the day: never underestimate the emotional pull of a dying cow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 11, 2013
This engaging and thought-provoking portrait captures a sense of the farm over the seasons and salutes Hook as a hero of food production.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
July 11, 2013
The Moo Man is a very old-fashioned documentary, a gentle, bucolic account of a man at peace with himself and his environment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
July 11, 2013
A low-key pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
July 11, 2013
A lovely little film which amounts to much more than its director perhaps intended it to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
July 9, 2013
Some may find it a soothing counterpoint to the heady agricultural storylines on 'The Archers'. Udders may be more discerning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
July 8, 2013
A touching snapshot of the world in microcosm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
May 2, 2013
An uplifting and refreshing documentary about one farmer's dedication to his 55 cows, The Moo Man is an entertaining and sometimes emotional film that underlines a worrying issue about family farms in Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

This is London
April 26, 2013
One of the best British documentaries in many a moo-n.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Tallerico
Film Threat
April 24, 2013
Heathcote seems to get lost in the marshes with Hook, becoming nearly obsessed with the details of his job to the point that he loses any sense of pacing or storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
Shaun Munro
What Culture
April 22, 2013
Though not without its stirring moments, this documentary takes far too long to make what is admittedly a pretty important point about British agricultrure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 5, 2013
The gentle tenor is abetted by the easygoing pace, Stephen Daltry's attractive chamber score and Heathcote's lensing, which captures the surroundings' pastoral beauty without going for picture-postcard prettiness.
Mark Adams
Screen International
January 31, 2013
It is hard not to be impressed - and often moved - with his open and honest compassion.
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