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The Hawk Is Dying Reviews

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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 5, 2007
The Hawk Is Dying is a fragile little movie, occasionally ridiculous, but with M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In The Water, Giamatti proved that he can make even the weirdest material believable.
| Original Score: B
Ken Fox
TV Guide
March 30, 2007
Giamatti delivers yet another superb performance, turning what might have been a freak show into an unexpectedly moving experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2007
Isn't anywhere close to perfect, but giving yourself over to its performances is wonderfully rewarding.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 30, 2007
Not an easy movie to watch, and it's far from perfect -- but it does have an artsy integrity and a fascinatingly intense performance by Paul Giamatti.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 29, 2007
There's enough worthwhile labor expended, especially by the powerful cast, to make Hawk Is Dying difficult to dismiss, even when it's hard to take.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
March 27, 2007
I'd rather watch Goldberger fail than a hundred others succeed.
Dave White
Movies.com
January 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
May 4, 2007
Goldberger and Giamatti strain too hard for strangeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 4, 2007
These strengths seldom mesh persuasively.
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
April 7, 2007
Never takes flight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 2, 2007
Imagine an entire film infected with hangdog sensibility, unrelieved by humor or narrative interest, and you have The Hawk Is Dying.
| Original Score: 2/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 31, 2007
Ultimately, this inscrutable film is just an exercise in self-indulgence.
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Tom Beer
Time Out
March 31, 2007
For performing half this film with a predatory bird perched and flapping angrily on his arm, Paul Giamatti deserves some sort of award.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 30, 2007
Goldberger's stubbornly insular script might have fared better on stage, where the story would feel more contained than suffocating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 23, 2007
Resonant but angst-ridden, it's a subtle, strangely spiritual human drama that unfolds slowly, very slowly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 19, 2007
The principal human character warns more than once, "Don't look at The Hawk." That's good advice, film fans.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jason Clark
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2007
It's awfully hard to review a movie called The Hawk is Dying without avoiding bird synonyms and metaphors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
May 22, 2006
It's not exactly a one-man and a bird show, but it's as close as we're going to get.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 10, 2006
Goldberger's study of a troubled man's obsession with falconry is admittedly flawed and Giamatti's acting is self-indulgent, yet there's something truly independent about this film which now gets a second chance to be seen at the Cannes Film Festival.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
February 17, 2006
Giamatti, as always, is great. He brings George to life, which isn't all that difficult for one of the few dumpy, balding actors getting leading man roles in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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