Queen Of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? Reviews

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July 4, 2011
See it, and you'll never look at those little creatures buzzing about in quite the same way.
June 23, 2011
Alarming and insightful, offering a rare glimpse into insects in crisis.
June 16, 2011
"Queen" sheds much-needed light on a disaster in progress.
June 16, 2011
Instead of going all Al Gore and casting stones from his soap box, Siegel takes an evenhanded approach in getting both sides of the story...
June 14, 2011
Informative documentary contains an alarming message.
June 10, 2011
A both alarming and inspiring tale of the humble creature that has been around for 150 million years and is essential to our existence. A marvelous documentary incorporating investigative reporting and an artist's vision of nature.
June 10, 2011
Rich subject matter and persuasive presentation make this visually appealing nature documentary worth buzzing about.
June 10, 2011
This hard-working film may not be a balm, but it can help.
June 10, 2011
'Queen of the Sun" is a beautiful nature film, with gorgeous, multicolored shots of bees and flowers. It also is a well-made documentary about the troubles of the honeybee.
June 9, 2011
What it is doing, and beautifully, is making a sunny and optimistic case for why the world is worth saving, via gorgeous imagery and poetic appreciations of the bees themselves.
June 9, 2011
Their honey has never looked so delicious. Or so precious.
June 9, 2011
There's half of two good films in Queen Of The Sun, but they're not quite the same film.
June 9, 2011
What Queen of the Sun lacks in narrative, Siegel mostly makes up for with his camera
June 8, 2011
Queen of the Sun optimistically counters with a panoply of ravishing shots featuring harmonious interaction between bees and impossibly colorful flowers, even as it plays up "the miracle of nature" angle a tad too heavily.
June 7, 2011
Eco-disaster docs tend to follow a rote formula, with the key ingredient being a deluge of depressing yet unsurprising data. But few are as visually sumptuous as this explication of the disappearing honeybee population.
June 6, 2011
It delivers a message of urgency: Make speed to heed the bees.
June 6, 2011
One of the most beautifully filmed documentaries that I've ever seen.
June 6, 2011
an education on bees and their relation with humans, shown with beautiful photographic color as well as creative animation
June 5, 2011
The film wows us with its objects of study at work that it creates a sensual awareness of our primary relationship with the bees.
May 27, 2011
The documentary begins to lose its shape as Siegel ponders the spiritual and cultural impact of the honeybee, but it does succeed in flagging a potentially critical problem.
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