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The Hawks and the Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) (1965)




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Toto, the Italian comic, stars in this poetic comedy about a father and his active son, who set out for a walk that becomes a spiritual journey.

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as Brother Cicillo
Ninetto Davoli
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Critic Reviews for The Hawks and the Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

The crow's performance is the best thing in it.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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The genial, humorous and compassionate way in which these generalizations are conveyed, with the wonderful Italian clown, Toto, and Ninetto Davoli playing the father and son, is so lively and fascinating, so primitive and droll.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Hawks and the Sparrows is a whimsical fantasy about Christianity and Marxism; the question is left open as to whether Pasolini believes in either, or neither.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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Pier Paolo Pasolini was a major theorist as well as a leader in the Italian avant-garde.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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For the birds.

April 25, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sort of Marxist Hellzapoppin, politicized vaudeville and skittery poesy, an open structure overflowing with gags and ideas

February 12, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Hawks and the Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini)


A boy and his father meet a talking raven who tells them the story of two monks sent by St. Francis to convert birds to Christianity, among other absurd adventures. This Marxist class parable is very much a product of Italy, circa 1966, and hasn't traveled well to our era.

Greg S
Greg S

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...director risking the reputation: Pier Paolo Pasolini

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Arash Xak

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