Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    100
    This is an excellent movie -- by all means, flock to it!
  2. 100
    Beguiling, moving and just plain fun documentary.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    91
    It's a special, strangely soothing movie experience that wonderfully celebrates the intricate diversity of life on Earth and the profound emotional bond that can exist between man and beast.
  4. 90
    One of the most beautiful and endearing nature films you've ever seen, despite being filmed almost entirely within a major metropolis, and a love story that will repeatedly reduce you to tears.
  5. The film is both wise and tender in its treatment of relationships -- between birds, between people, and between birds and people.
  6. Mostly, Wild Parrots is a great, important, and unforgettable movie.
  7. Well-considered, beautifully made, and often gripping in its narrative, the film epitomizes the best the documentary format can offer.
  8. The kind of well-crafted, character-driven work that wows regional film festival crowds and public television audiences but seldom gets seen outside those circles.
  9. 88
    Judy Irving's terrific documentary 'The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is ostensibly about birds, but only in the way that a game of Scrabble is about tiles.
  10. In watching the birds and the man with an affectionate, curious eye, the filmmaker builds a story of surprising emotional resonance.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. MarkK.
    Jun 9, 2007
    8
    A nice documentary! Try to push March of the Penguins out for your memory, and you will enjoy it more.
  2. ConnieH.
    May 30, 2007
    10
    Being the owner of a Blue Crowned and White Eyed conure this movie moved me to tears. It showed the individual personalities of each one of Being the owner of a Blue Crowned and White Eyed conure this movie moved me to tears. It showed the individual personalities of each one of these birds. They are so similar to human being in that they love their mates and nuture their young. They truly are intelligent, magnificient creatures. Full Review »
  3. L.Maier
    Feb 22, 2006
    10
    This movie gives the truest human response to our species as having 'dominion over the animals.' We are here to nuture, to support This movie gives the truest human response to our species as having 'dominion over the animals.' We are here to nuture, to support and to commune with our neighbors of this earth. And, as one who has recently inherited and has been getting to know a parrot, I know Mark knows the deeply gentle spirituality of this species, and the great (and hidden) gift they are to this world. Full Review »