The Clay Bird

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. SaberaA.
    Apr 8, 2006
    10
    Brilliant! Very relevant even now, especially in todays political climate. One of the best Bengali language films since Days and Nights in the Forest. I love this film because it felt real and reminds me of stories my dad use to tell me when he as a young student during the sixties in Bangladesh.
  2. Sep 8, 2013
    10
    wow one of the greatest movie i ever seen.it has some real live things that happen in poor countries in old days.Unfolds with the serenity of a fable but underneath it draws intelligent, deeply troubled connections between the personal, political, and spiritual.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Accomplished, emotionally involving film.
  2. 70
    The film's critique of Islam is offered without rancor, and it's evident that Masud loves all his characters, whatever their viewpoints.
  3. 70
    The film draws careful parallels between orthodoxies and in his own quiet way, Masud, a devout Muslim, level his critique at repressive political regimes and religious doctrines, and those who dangerously confuse one with the other.