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It's notable for some astounding urban wildlife footage and for the way it unintentionally reflects the giddy narcissism of the primate known as homo sapiens.
An entertaining documentary that is more heartfelt than polished.
A sugary, aggressively anthropomorphized story of one avian interloper and a whole bunch of human obsessives.
Lilien proves wholly uninterested in investigating his human subjects' habit of vigorously anthropomorphizing, and projecting their personal hopes, dreams, fears, and Daddy issues onto the striking hawk.
Docu offers family-friendly holiday fare.
Amateurish storytelling threatens urban-naturalist doc, but doesn't quite kill it.
This one's strictly for the birdwatchers.
...an uplifting documentary film, unique in its subject matter and locale, which grabs your attention and keeps it for the whole film. The photography is superior in its clarity and fluidity and is worth the price of admission alone.
...first time filmmaker Frederic Lilien would have us believe everything Red-tailed hawk Pale Male does is a personal message, but the real story gets told in spite of him and it's a wonder - beautiful, primitive, funny, tragic and ultimately hopeful.
Belgian filmmaker Frederic Lilien's documentary about a red-tailed hawk that set up housekeeping on tony Fifth Avenue is equal parts nature documentary and group portrait of jaded urbanites enthralled by a glimpse of the wild
I'm a little skeptical about the film's second half, in which Lilien's shortcomings as a narrative filmmaker become apparent.
A crowd-pleasing documentary about the adventures of a wild Red-tailed hawk in New York City where he enchanted hardcore urban-dwellers and stole their hearts.
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