Movies Like The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill


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
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
47% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
53% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
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42% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25

Premieres Tonight

100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
67% Ray Donovan: Season 2
79% The Strain: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Devious Maids: Season 2
—— Endeavour: Season 2
100% Falling Skies: Season 4
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
64% The Last Ship: Season 1
100% Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2
69% The Leftovers: Season 1
50% The Musketeers: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1
54% Salem: Season 1
50% True Blood: Season 7
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
80% Vicious: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

—— 24: Live Another Day: Season 9
84% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
79% Penny Dreadful: Season 1
84% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Profile of a gentle, caring, and sensitive man who models for us the empathy and respect we should have for all animals large and small.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 29, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

May 13, 2009
Kam Williams
Sly Fox

A documentary which captures an eccentric ornithologist communing with his flock with an intimacy that's almost unimaginable.

Full Review Source: Sly Fox | Original Score: 4/4

May 25, 2007

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Irving captures some memorable images… but generally relies on the birds' natural photogenic charm as well as the human dimensions of the drama to sustain the 83-minute film.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B

February 10, 2006
Marta Barber
Miami Herald
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The beautiful shots of San Francisco's lush Telegraph Hill are captivating by themselves, but the film's greatest achievement is its humanity.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

December 9, 2005
Matt McNally

In the spirit of all good documentaries, Wild Parrots transcends its ostensive subject.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Arthur Lazere

The birds...are a natural subject for a documentary film, but in the end Judy Irving's film is as much or more about Mark Bittner, a self-appointed guardian of the flock, than it is about the birds themselves.

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November 26, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Amusing, touching and satisfying, this gentle yet probing little doco is a hand made movie whose simplicity and its subject matter are pluses.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 14, 2005
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Even though it's only August, I'm not going out on a limb when I say that "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" is one of the best films of the year.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

August 16, 2005
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

How animals can sometimes, like art, serve as a reflection of the hopes and fears of their caretakers.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 2, 2005
Angela Baldassarre

Parrots not so wild.Documentary shows quirks but not much else.

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July 20, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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A bright window into the wild kingdom just outside our door that most of us barely notice, if at all.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 15, 2005
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

A quietly profound way to understand the importance of mankind's relationship with nature.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A cornball charmer of a film with some beautiful birds and homespun wisdom.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

July 15, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Director Judy Irving has created a picture that should fascinate not only bird lovers, but general audiences.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

July 15, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... objections recede in the face of the prime fact of this movie: It makes us feel better about being human.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A

July 1, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

The tables are turned in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. In this mentally invigorating nonfiction film, parrots inspire a human to talk.

| Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Its sweet surprise ending may be the most satisfying movie moment of the year to date.

| Original Score: '3.5/4'

June 17, 2005
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 23, 2011

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
David Jenkins
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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October 7, 2006

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
December 10, 2005

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 5, 2005
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