The Birdcatcher

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Norway, 1942's. On her attempt to flee Nazi persecution, Esther, a Jewish 14 year old girl, finds herself alone, on an occupied farm forced to conceal her identity; leading to a series of choices and consequences which shift the paths of those around her.

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Critic Reviews for The Birdcatcher

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2) | Rotten (4)

  • This deeply dopey Second World War thriller, set in the snowscapes of Norway, takes an initially intriguing premise and runs it straight into an insuperable wall of ineptitude.

    Oct 4, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Fads may change, tastes may come and fashions may go, but one thing seems constant: an inexhaustible market for ropey, hammy Euro-puddingish, lite-drama films set in the 1940s.

    Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The cast does its best, but Clarke's unsubtle direction strains at every turn to universalise the story, and the movie is memorable solely for John Christian Rosenlund's striking photography.

    Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • While the film looks great, and makes nice use of the picturesque settings, it never feels remotely realistic.

    Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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