The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Reviews

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June 5, 2019
Nothing if not an enthralling experience.
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.
December 29, 2010
Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.
May 13, 2009
May 25, 2007
A documentary which captures an eccentric ornithologist communing with his flock with an intimacy that's almost unimaginable.
April 1, 2006
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.
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.
December 6, 2005
In the spirit of all good documentaries, Wild Parrots transcends its ostensive subject.
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.
August 2, 2005
How animals can sometimes, like art, serve as a reflection of the hopes and fears of their caretakers.
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.
July 15, 2005
A quietly profound way to understand the importance of mankind's relationship with nature.
July 15, 2005
A cornball charmer of a film with some beautiful birds and homespun wisdom.
July 15, 2005
Director Judy Irving has created a picture that should fascinate not only bird lovers, but general audiences.
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