Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2018)



Critic Consensus: Birds of Passage traces the familiar arc of the drug crime thriller from a different direction that's as visually absorbing as it is hard-hitting.

Movie Info

During the marihuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.


Critic Reviews for Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano)

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

Outstanding.... "Birds of Passage" is closer in tone to "Narcos" than any telenovela.... Gallego and Guerra keep the story consistently absorbing as the action plays out and the bodies pile up.

September 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The impact of modern vice upon the Wayuu is a captivating tale never told before, and the final few minutes are brutal in the best possible way.

September 5, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You feel for these fathers, mothers and children as they endure their mythic rise and fall, but the ruthless, eternal cycle of violence begetting violence leaves no room for sentimentality.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

A beautifully crafted, slow-burn crime saga steeped in native traditions.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

A visually stunning and often surprising true story that charts the rise of the Colombian drug business back before Escobar from its unexpected roots, among an indigenous clan in way over their heads.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Birds of Passage is a true story and a compelling one.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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