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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Reviews

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August 24, 2017
First penguins, now parrots: who would have thought that the bird-brained would have so much to teach us about humanity?
February 8, 2016
A gentle document about the romanticism between a man and his wild pets, all of whom depend on his good nature to persist in a strange cycle of existence among the threatening neighborhoods of San Francisco.
July 25, 2012
Profile of a gentle, caring, and sensitive man who models for us the empathy and respect we should have for all animals large and small.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 29, 2010
Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2007
A documentary which captures an eccentric ornithologist communing with his flock with an intimacy that's almost unimaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 10, 2006
Irving captures some memorable images… but generally relies on the birds' natural photogenic charm as well as the human dimensions of the drama to sustain the 83-minute film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 9, 2005
The beautiful shots of San Francisco's lush Telegraph Hill are captivating by themselves, but the film's greatest achievement is its humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2005
Perhaps if Judy Irving's The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill had been released in any other year, I wouldn't be so judgmental and hard to please
| Original Score: 2.5/5
December 6, 2005
In the spirit of all good documentaries, Wild Parrots transcends its ostensive subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 26, 2005
The birds...are a natural subject for a documentary film, but in the end Judy Irving's film is as much or more about Mark Bittner, a self-appointed guardian of the flock, than it is about the birds themselves.
October 14, 2005
Amusing, touching and satisfying, this gentle yet probing little doco is a hand made movie whose simplicity and its subject matter are pluses.
August 16, 2005
Even though it's only August, I'm not going out on a limb when I say that "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" is one of the best films of the year.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2005
How animals can sometimes, like art, serve as a reflection of the hopes and fears of their caretakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 20, 2005
Parrots not so wild.Documentary shows quirks but not much else.
July 15, 2005
A bright window into the wild kingdom just outside our door that most of us barely notice, if at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 15, 2005
A quietly profound way to understand the importance of mankind's relationship with nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2005
A cornball charmer of a film with some beautiful birds and homespun wisdom.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 15, 2005
Director Judy Irving has created a picture that should fascinate not only bird lovers, but general audiences.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
July 1, 2005
... objections recede in the face of the prime fact of this movie: It makes us feel better about being human.
Read More | Original Score: A
June 27, 2005
The tables are turned in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. In this mentally invigorating nonfiction film, parrots inspire a human to talk.
| Original Score: 3/4
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