Winged Migration Reviews

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Nick Schager
Nitrate Online
April 28, 2003
A film both picturesque and blatantly empty.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
May 15, 2003
Perrin doesn't express any particular personal passion with this film other than 'birds are pretty.'
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
March 10, 2003
Repetitive and formless, and the sappy new-age music and portentous narration is grating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2003
There are sights here I will not easily forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 11, 2003
A fascinating motion picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 20, 2003
A feat of diligence -- and not just on the part of its feathered subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 17, 2003
| Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 18, 2003
A stunning, if somewhat repetitive, flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2003
A work of visual poetry.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 28, 2003
[O]ne of the most astonishing pieces of work I've ever seen.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 6, 2003
The limited scope of Winged Migration is disappointing, at first, but it becomes the movie's strength, implying that what motivates the birds does not require explanation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 26, 2003
Seeing the beauty of nature unfold on the big screen and having it wash over you the way this does is enough to make anyone become a birdlover.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
August 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
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+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Craftily edited and staged, but still works as an entertaining, and visually stunning documentary.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 11, 2003
As humbling as it is remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Blake DePastino
Baltimore City Paper
January 22, 2010
Leonard Maltin
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July 6, 2005
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October 18, 2008
Marco Lanzagorta
PopMatters
January 23, 2004
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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David Ansen
Newsweek
July 8, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
June 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 4, 2003

Guardian
October 1, 2003
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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