Winged Migration Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 23, 2010
Jacques Perrin's spectacular documentary takes observation a step further as he literally seems to take flight with flocks of birds as they make their annual migration.
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
October 17, 2009
Filmed with exceptional care and remarkable photographic ingenuity, no other nature documentary is as personal and as close-up as this one to the peculiarities of birds.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Craftily edited and staged, but still works as an entertaining, and visually stunning documentary.
Cole Smithey
April 19, 2009
The Oscar-nominated "Winged Migration" is a virtuosi technical achievement in documentary filmmaking due to its astonishingly intimate photography of the migrations of numerous species of birds across the earth's northern and southern hemispheres.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
Utilizing sky divers, ultralights, helicopters, planes, etc., the filmmakers litterally have you flying with the birds. It makes for a heady, enjoyable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
The point of this true-life adventure is not the dissemination of information but the instilling of a sense of awe in the viewer ...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
June 13, 2004
Winged Migration must be the most subversive G-rated film ever.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
The material seems shapeless... no question was raised that might have held me... And maybe Born Free was a documentary, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
There's no better tribute to the beauty of flight than Jacques Perrin's lighter-than-air documentary wonder.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 5, 2004
It's a movie you sit back and marvel at.
| Original Score: B
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2, 2004
Winged Migration soars, and lets us fly along for the ride.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
December 26, 2003
In the tradition of the also nearly wordless Atlantis and Microcosmos… educational voiceover narration is superfluous: It's enough simply to see.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 19, 2003
The movie is, in three words, beautiful beautiful beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 21, 2003
All in such extreme close-up that you think the birds will whack the camera with their wings at any moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 3, 2003
Um filme para ser visto na telona, e não na tevê.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 17, 2003
A superior wildlife film, featuring such breathtaking images of wild birds in flight that the audience is constantly wondering 'how in the world did they get that shot?'
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Young
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
September 29, 2003
While the film is astonishing in its scope and accomplishment, categorizing Winged Migration as a documentary may be misleading.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 7, 2003
an amazing technical achievement, as the cameras get so close to the birds you would almost swear you could reach out and touch their feathers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 22, 2003
One of the most beautiful and stirring adventures in the natural world that I've ever seen on film.
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