The Messenger Reviews

February 25, 2016
Gorgeous slow-motion footage of birds caught midflight against black backdrops is enthralling, although the doc tends to flit between narratives.
January 29, 2016
For the most part, The Messenger does for songbirds what Winged Migration did for big birds.
December 10, 2015
The slow-motion close-ups alone should convince you these magnificent creatures are well worth the effort.
December 8, 2015
Filmmaker Su Rynard never loses sight of the winged tunesters' sheer beauty, or their emotional and symbolic pull.
December 3, 2015
Over all, the arguments are persuasive, the message from the birds powerful, and the film a rich and satisfying call to action that is presented with some novel ideas for how to restore the ecological balance.
December 1, 2015
The filmmakers, like the songbirds they advocate for, are only messengers, but their message is persuasive and terrifying.