I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Reviews

Page 1 of 2
June 25, 2015
There's little sour to temper the sweetness of this portrait.
June 18, 2015
Though its gooey, sentimental soundtrack is a misstep - this story is quite sweet enough already - "I Am Big Bird" is mesmerizing for anyone (and that's a lot of us) who grew up with "Sesame Street."
May 29, 2015
Very much a heartwarming tribute, bordering on treacly.
May 28, 2015
Spinney is a one-of-a-kind personality, an oddball even among the oddballs who pioneered Sesame Street's Children's Television Workshop.
May 15, 2015
Affectionately saccharine.
May 15, 2015
There's no ducking the frank admiration and love on display in "I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story." Then again, there's a lot to love and admire here. It's freaking Big Bird.
May 14, 2015
These sobering moments aside, the great bulk of "I Am Big Bird" is a Sunny Day, Sweepin' the Clouds Away, brightly colored tribute to the man and his art.
May 14, 2015
The kind of heartwarming, sentimental tale of a gentle soul that the PBS show's iconic character would love.
May 14, 2015
Behind-the-scenes footage provides some fascinating glimpses of Sesame Street being blocked.
May 14, 2015
Spinney comes across as a man whose warm spirit is literally at the core of the loving, if loopy Big Bird.
May 14, 2015
Befitting the subject matter, the movie is sweet-natured and sentimental.
May 14, 2015
A celebration of an artist who's utterly delighted an international audience of children - and more than a few adults.
May 11, 2015
Schmaltz continually threatens to overcome genius in this super-sentimental account of gifted puppeteer Caroll Spinney.
May 8, 2015
"I Am Big Bird" is a loving personal profile of Spinney, with memories and anecdotes shared by his wife, his children, his co-workers and friends.
Top Critic
May 7, 2015
For Muppet enthusiasts or just folks who like to hear about unusual jobs, it's worth seeking out.
May 7, 2015
Spinney's unassuming career is worth celebrating, even if it doesn't provide much of a story.
May 6, 2015
If there was ever a man lucky enough to have found his true calling in life, it's the subject of Dave LaMattina and Chad N. Walker's affecting documentary.
May 6, 2015
You'll find a few touching moments and some iconic images for Gen-X viewers, but don't expect any feathers to get ruffled.
May 6, 2015
We learn about the highs and lows of Spinney's life, and get some insight into his character - a character which, not surprisingly, seems to have the same capacity for childlike wonder and joy the much-mourned Henson had.
May 5, 2015
The film gets a little syrupy at times, but Mr. Spinney is forthright and engaging throughout.
Page 1 of 2