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Critic Reviews for Woodpecker
A birdwatchers' Best in Show, Alex Karpovsky's mock-doc Woodpecker stretches its single joke to feature length, earning a beakful of yuks.
Audience Reviews for Woodpecker
Despite my tendency to support independent films which engage with eccentric personalities and activities, this film presents only a series of cliches. These characters are all familiar from other mock-documentaries and the structure, music, and narration of the film is amateurish and unoriginal. This is indie for the masses posing as high art. Of course, worst of all is that the film mocks its subjects--birds, birders, eccentrics, and small town life--instead of engaging with them with any real depth. I really wanted to like this movie, but it was unlearned, cruel, and boring.
Beyond the story of a man looking for a purpose in life, or a once forgotten bird attempting a comeback, Woodpecker is also a story about perception versus reality.
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