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Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: This documentary examines the migratory patterns of birds through forty countries and all seven continents.
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Stays in the mind, changing the way we look at the world.
  2. What an extraordinary idea it was to make this film. What a splendid achievement.
  3. A magnificent documentary that flies us along with migratory birds on their intercontinental travels, it's the polar opposite -- North Pole, South Pole and all latitudes in between -- of modern feature films that rely on special effects.
  4. 83
    Somewhat marred by Bruno Coulais' treacly New Age score -- as well as by Perrin's somewhat daft and repetitive narration. But the key word is "somewhat." In the main, Winged Migration is an unforgettable piece of moviemaking.
  5. 80
    The fractured structure, which moves from one species to another while following a generally chronological overall arc, can occasionally leave your mind to wandering, but for a film with no plot or characters to focus on it is remarkably gripping.
  6. The results are exhilarating, thrilling, and extend the wingspan.
  7. As gorgeous as it is to watch, Winged Migration suffers from a lack of organization.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. GuyM.
    Jun 26, 2006
    10
    Absolutely marvelous movie and overall effort.

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