The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Reviews

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December 29, 2010
Fall in love with these brave and beautiful birds.
May 13, 2009
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.
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 cornball charmer of a film with some beautiful birds and homespun wisdom.
May 21, 2005
Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, the film epitomizes the best the documentary format can offer.
May 6, 2005
Charming, intelligent entertainment that should attract the same family audiences that flocked to Winged Migration in 2001.
May 5, 2005
An absolute delight and nothing like the wimpy nature film its title suggests. It's a soaring -- figuratively and literally -- documentary with a surprising emotional power.
May 5, 2005
A loving, dopey documentary about the bird man of a place with a view of Alcatraz.
April 29, 2005
It contains ample joys and sorrows, and it will introduce you to some of the year's most memorable characters.
April 29, 2005
[A] charming, layered documentary.
April 28, 2005
The biggest problem with this documentary is its title, which makes it sound like a bird-watching club filmstrip. While it indeed concerns birds, it's about a lot more.
April 21, 2005
What might have been a static portrait has become a true story, with tragic turns, joyful surprises and provocative glimpses into the meaning of life.
April 15, 2005
Turns out to be that rarity: a movie that makes its audience happier for having seen it.
April 12, 2005
In many ways, this is a movie for outcasts and outcasts at heart -- most of us, I'll wager.
April 7, 2005
Not that San Francisco needs more tourists, but Wild Parrots captures a nice little piece of the city's magic, its landmarks, hills, tree-lined streets and quietly regal neighborhoods.
April 1, 2005
Bittner is calm, intelligent, confiding, wise and well-spoken.
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