Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) Reviews

  • May 07, 2020

    Very realistic and interesting to watch. However, the more complex the business became, the more inconsistent I found the plot. The plot holes weren't a huge problem, luckily. The story got so good and strong that I couldn't stop watching.

    Very realistic and interesting to watch. However, the more complex the business became, the more inconsistent I found the plot. The plot holes weren't a huge problem, luckily. The story got so good and strong that I couldn't stop watching.

  • Apr 07, 2020

    My understanding of its finer details and greater appreciation of the film and its storytelling didn't arrive until after I had seen this movie. BIRDS OF PASSAGE certainly does tell what's a familiar plot outline with originality, largely courtesy of its setting, characters and incorporating their routines and rituals into the story. An excellent film.

    My understanding of its finer details and greater appreciation of the film and its storytelling didn't arrive until after I had seen this movie. BIRDS OF PASSAGE certainly does tell what's a familiar plot outline with originality, largely courtesy of its setting, characters and incorporating their routines and rituals into the story. An excellent film.

  • Feb 14, 2020

    A slight disagreement with 'Birds of Passage' on a hubby and wife date night. Hubby loved it, while wife came around but only for the super third act. Hubby: Five segments encompass this wildly engaging Columbian feature that is cerebral and authentic. This gave me such a 'Goodfellas' vibe and that is a great thing. It's immersive and intense and shot so beautifully. Wonderful choices were made in a film that should be seen! Wife: The first half of the movie was dreadful. Slow. But not a good build up slow. Just a boring slow. As the male leads character developed into a real person you can feel with, the movie got better but overall, it was a 2 hour movie that felt like 4 hours that could have been said in 70 minutes. Wife: 6.7/ Average Final Score: 7.4/10

    A slight disagreement with 'Birds of Passage' on a hubby and wife date night. Hubby loved it, while wife came around but only for the super third act. Hubby: Five segments encompass this wildly engaging Columbian feature that is cerebral and authentic. This gave me such a 'Goodfellas' vibe and that is a great thing. It's immersive and intense and shot so beautifully. Wonderful choices were made in a film that should be seen! Wife: The first half of the movie was dreadful. Slow. But not a good build up slow. Just a boring slow. As the male leads character developed into a real person you can feel with, the movie got better but overall, it was a 2 hour movie that felt like 4 hours that could have been said in 70 minutes. Wife: 6.7/ Average Final Score: 7.4/10

  • Feb 06, 2020

    Sophocles in Colombia, a classical tragedy in a modern setting, a sad story beautifully filmed.

    Sophocles in Colombia, a classical tragedy in a modern setting, a sad story beautifully filmed.

  • Jan 21, 2020

    Un poco lenta al principio, no obstante, en la medida en que la pelicula se comienza a desarrollar, ésta entra en unn vorágine de elementos interesantes. Un film que digno de un origen posible de procesos de narcotráfico. Además expone aspectos interesantes de la cultura Wayúu y su conexión con el espacio particular en el cual habitan. ¿Por qué verla? Porque es un film que propone atrevidamente un dialogo posible entre identidad y cosmovisión tradicional por un lado, y modernidad donde prima el criterio de capital monetario por el otro. Finalmente, los humanos son humanos, y como cada capitulo lo va indicando en los tiempos de la pelicula, los caminos son similares para todos.

    Un poco lenta al principio, no obstante, en la medida en que la pelicula se comienza a desarrollar, ésta entra en unn vorágine de elementos interesantes. Un film que digno de un origen posible de procesos de narcotráfico. Además expone aspectos interesantes de la cultura Wayúu y su conexión con el espacio particular en el cual habitan. ¿Por qué verla? Porque es un film que propone atrevidamente un dialogo posible entre identidad y cosmovisión tradicional por un lado, y modernidad donde prima el criterio de capital monetario por el otro. Finalmente, los humanos son humanos, y como cada capitulo lo va indicando en los tiempos de la pelicula, los caminos son similares para todos.

  • Jan 09, 2020

    Absolutely gripping and endlessly fascinating, despite the placid appearance and static framing. A completely different perspective on a drug gang.

    Absolutely gripping and endlessly fascinating, despite the placid appearance and static framing. A completely different perspective on a drug gang.

  • Dec 30, 2019

    From a simple and innocent beginning, getting marijuana for some Americans, the world spins out of control into empire and destruction. I liked the movie but did not love it--and I will keep an eye out for what the director or directors (Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra) do next.

    From a simple and innocent beginning, getting marijuana for some Americans, the world spins out of control into empire and destruction. I liked the movie but did not love it--and I will keep an eye out for what the director or directors (Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra) do next.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    Somewhat slow paced, but beautifully built movie on the effect of the drug traffic on an indigenous population in 60s-80s Colombia.

    Somewhat slow paced, but beautifully built movie on the effect of the drug traffic on an indigenous population in 60s-80s Colombia.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Poderia ser um Spaguetti ocidental, mas não é, porque o cinema de Guerra sempre acessa outra dimensão. Uma dimensão mítica, cheia de sabedoria ancestral e incompreensível para o mundo contemporâneo, uma dimensão surreal, onde os mortos enviam mensagens aos vivos e antecipam o destino. Dessa forma, Summer Birds (2018) pega recursos do oeste e do gangster para falar sobre outra coisa: a tragédia da cultura.É o cinema que realmente ultrapassa os limites da narrativa e dos modelos genéricos

    Poderia ser um Spaguetti ocidental, mas não é, porque o cinema de Guerra sempre acessa outra dimensão. Uma dimensão mítica, cheia de sabedoria ancestral e incompreensível para o mundo contemporâneo, uma dimensão surreal, onde os mortos enviam mensagens aos vivos e antecipam o destino. Dessa forma, Summer Birds (2018) pega recursos do oeste e do gangster para falar sobre outra coisa: a tragédia da cultura.É o cinema que realmente ultrapassa os limites da narrativa e dos modelos genéricos

  • Nov 02, 2019

    One of the best movies I have ever seen

    One of the best movies I have ever seen