Pecking Order

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Join members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in the lead up to the NZ National Championships, as they battle history and each other in a quest for glory and for the love of their birds. Meet Doug the determined Club President, Rhys the young upstart, Sarah the chicken whisperer, Brian the loveable champion, Ian the exacting judge and more. Pecking Order is a hilarious, unique, heart-warming slice of Kiwiana which will delight and surprise audiences of all ages.

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Critic Reviews for Pecking Order

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

  • Director Slavko Martinov captures everything with humour and respect, and his coverage of an unfortunately painful battle for the future of the club adds a keen poignancy.

    Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A documentary about New Zealand's leading chicken breeders may not immediately seize the imagination, but, like Best in Show, the mockumentary it often resembles, Slavko Martinov's film is often hilarious.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • [A] quirkily entertaining documentary about the world of competitive chicken breeding.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • Really quite delightful.

    Sep 28, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Mostly this is just an enjoyable 90 odd minutes of very attractive chickens and their dedicated owners. Oh and that cockerel having a nice time in front of a hairdryer.

    Sep 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Gail Tolley

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • An uproariously entertaining doc. It's informative, yet certainly incomplete.

    Feb 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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