The Hawks and the Sparrows (Uccellacci e uccellini) Reviews
January 9, 2020
This film has limited appeal for any social class and is therefore almost a total loss.
February 28, 2019
The hawks, thought to have taken on the message only to continue attacking the sparrows, is an allegory that makes a timeless statement on the absolute pointlessness of organised religion.
February 12, 2010
A sort of Marxist Hellzapoppin, politicized vaudeville and skittery poesy, an open structure overflowing with gags and ideas
October 23, 2007
The allegorical messages of the film are made quite clear, and Hawks and the Sparrows does not suffer from the overbearing self-conscious pretension that renders much of Pasolini's work inaccessible to most moviegoers.
May 9, 2005
The genial, humorous and compassionate way in which these generalizations are conveyed, with the wonderful Italian clown, Toto, and Ninetto Davoli playing the father and son, is so lively and fascinating, so primitive and droll.
October 23, 2004
A whimsical fantasy about Christianity and Marxism; the question is left open as to whether Pasolini believes in either, or neither. Not that it matters much, Pasolini seems to say.
May 24, 2003
An intriguing tragicomic fable that shows two delightful innocents caught, like many Italians at the time, between the Church and communism.