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The Eagle Huntress Reviews

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December 15, 2016
There's the unavoidable feeling by the end that reality has failed to deliver on Bell's girl-against-the-world storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2016
There's a long tradition of making stuff up in documentaries, so while The Eagle Huntress satisfies in the style of a Disney adventure movie... the pat story arcs [will] definitely raise some eyebrows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2016
As a movie, "The Eagle Huntress" would have made a great National Geographic article.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2016
Tween audiences will be transported no doubt -- if they survive Eagle Huntress' bloody prologue involving the offering of a lamb, that is -- but a part of the older audience might be left wanting.
November 8, 2016
As a documentary, it's only marginally more credible than Nanook of the North. So have we really come a long way, baby?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 18, 2016
Whether or not the storytelling here is disingenuous, there remains a manipulative quality to the film-making that is, in the end, off-putting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 15, 2017
Can we call this documentary, or is it some kind of hybrid, when so much of it is constructed for the camera?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2016
Bell translates another culture's traditions into the tired platitudes of a second-rate Disney animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
December 16, 2016
Otto Bell's beautiful, cinematically innovative documentary ... strikes at the very heart of our primal instincts to strive and succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2016
"The Eagle Huntress" is all at once an inspiring story for children of all ages to believe that they can do anything, a reflection of the unfairness of gender roles and a rare and unique look at a remote part of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 23, 2016
From the start, Aisholpan's adventures are a nonstop rush of exhilaration -- when she clambers down a jagged cliff to nab her eagle from its nest, you get a suspenseful kick worthy of Alfred Hitchcock or The Bourne Identity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 17, 2016
If her accomplishments don't impress you for some reason, the sheer cuteness of her relationship with her trusty eagle will no doubt win you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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
September 29, 2016
Aisholpan's sincerity and joy shines through [any] concerns. She's a genuine hero for the 21s century and her story is not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 27, 2016
The movie's restrained second half stuns, ranking as one of the most magical stretches of nonfiction filmmaking in recent years.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 19, 2016
Aisholpan offers a real-life, profoundly inspiring testament to disregard age-old societal constraints and forge ahead with your passion.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 30, 2016
The film is a visual delight and an engrossing look at an ancient culture that preserves its past while keeping it alive by opening it up to women, thereby assuring its future. The Eagle Huntress is a rare, riveting, educational experience.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2016
It wants to make your heart swell, and it does a fine job of it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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