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The Eagle Huntress Reviews

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March 22, 2017
A rousing effort filled with inspiration, yet told in a thoroughly routine fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 22, 2017
The Eagle Huntress is an organic documentary made by a director who has an affinity for the serendipitous and an eye for on screen talent and scenery.
March 20, 2017
Otto Bell's debut feature documentary could do, despite the narration of Daisy Ridley, with some more explanation. But while Aisholpan and Rys aren't the most giving of interview subjects, the world they inhabit is ripe for visual appreciation
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2017
Perhaps the director has fudged it a bit, but his intention was to make a beautiful film about one girl from a place and a culture we know little about. That he has done.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 15, 2017
In The Eagle Huntress, we have a warm, inviting and highly atmospheric documentary that can be shared by the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 15, 2017
The jaw-dropping backdrop threatens to upstage both the human players and their barely-domesticated birds of prey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 10, 2017
It's a visually exquisite film, a father-daughter love story and a must-see feminist fable for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2017
Feminist by nature rather than design and consistently visually dazzling, The Eagle Huntress is top flight documentary cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 5, 2017
This a beautiful and gentle documentary, well, except for a sacrificial killing of a goat and fox, and is filled with stunning landscapes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 2, 2017
A soaring, sweet documentary that welcomes its audience into an unexpected new arena.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 31, 2016
There's no doubt about the veracity of Aisholpan's inspirational story. She exists, and she's a champion in every sense. But many sequences in the film appear planned out, even staged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2016
It's interesting, beautiful and Aisholpan and her dad are so sweet that it makes for lovely viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 28, 2016
The footage used in Otto Bell's film is breathtaking, but unfortunately it's accompanied by an overbearing soundtrack and commentary that cheapen Aisholpan's achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 27, 2016
DOP Simon Niblett's camera seems to fly over the steppe as dozens of eagle hunters gather for the national championship where this well-loved daughter and classic sports underdog must prove herself in a stirring contest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 27, 2016
A must-see.
December 26, 2016
If the girl-empowerment message is unsubtle, the chronology dubious and the occasionally staged action sometimes manipulative, the film also is quite moving, especially as the high-spirited girl develops her remarkable bond with her 15-pound bird.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2016
It's spectacular at best; watchable even at worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2016
A wondrously beautiful and beguiling journey into the unknown and a documentary of simultaneously mythic and very modern proportions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2016
This lovely ode to change (which gets you thinking, not just about gender but all hierarchies) contains two powerful youngsters. It should really be called The Eaglet and her Girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 17, 2016
For its terrific wildlife action and sweet human scenes, the film is overwhelmingly worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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