The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos (2008)




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This film takes viewers to the isolated shores of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania for a birds-eye view of the mysterious lives of flamingos.
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Critic Reviews for The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

This one's a corker: the cinematography is exquisite; it's admirably devoid of any overt anthropomorphism; the narration, while a little too mythical in context, is informative.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Time Out
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From Disneynature comes this well-intentioned yet hopelessly underwhelming documentary...

Full Review… | May 20, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

The G-rated film (despite its content shortcomings) works well as an educational vehicle for younger viewers.

November 15, 2010
Film Threat

The documentary rarely flinches, showing exactly how outside forces slip in and feast on the weaker flamingos. It's ghastly, but hey, that's nature.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010

The script is more mystical than factual - the subtitle is Mystery Of The Flamingos - which can be cloying to those of us raised on Attenborough. But this is still a breathtakingly beautiful reflection on the fragile nature of life.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009
Empire Magazine

The Crimson Wing is a Disney nature film. Be aware of this and all that goes with it and you might yet discover the ennobling documentary hidden beneath the wretched excess.

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos


Some wonderful photography and an interesting enough story of these birds, but probably not worthy of a full length film.

Xander Kennedy
Xander Kennedy

For a Disneynature film it was quite good. It had its boring moments, but it never was excruciating like Earth and Oceans were (two Disneynature films that preceded it). Considering that it was more watchable and enjoyable than the recent past nature efforts I would call it a step in the right direction for Disney. (First and only viewing - 2/19/2012)

Adam R
Adam R

A sorf of Flamingo version of March of the Penguins. Wonderful cinematography, and a killer score by The Cinematic Orchestra.

Allen Wright
Allen Wright

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