Songbirds (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Songbirds (2005)

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Downview Prison in England is host to 250 women who have committed crimes ranging from drug trafficking to manslaughter, but these women are also mothers and caretakers. In a musical set in the prison, the women sing about their lives and the crimes that led to their imprisonment.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Songbirds

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Through the musical numbers, Songbirds achieves an artistic and emotional clarity that all the talking-head interviews in the world could never produce.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

Songbirds is tough-mindedly striking on several levels. Its protagonists seem not exploited or manipulated, but fully engaged by their curious autobiographical mini-musical opportunity.

Full Review… | March 30, 2016

The film clearly raises questions about the nature of sentencing in the UK - two "duped" drug mules, for example, are serving a mind-blowing 18 years.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Eye for Film

Audiences will be in for a unique experience featuring some of the rawest musical numbers you're bound to see for a good long while.

January 23, 2006
Film Threat

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