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Winged Migration Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    82

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    This French documentary gives us unprecedented intimacy and sweep.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Mesmerizing.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    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.

  • See all Winged Migration reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

As pretty and light as a feather on the wind.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that birds face peril on land and on the wing. Several are shot, a couple of them are caged, and some are preyed upon by other birds. A Red-Breasted Goose flounders in an oil refinery's effluent and is left behind by the flock in one scene while in another it is implied that a penguin chick is eaten by a scavenger. Young children might be disturbed by the inability of an injured Tern to escape from attacking crabs.

  • Families can talk about how birds can either be helped or hindered by humans or something human-built. Is the help or hindrance intended? What could your family do that might make an impact on the lives of birds?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Birds face peril, including hunters, industrial sludge, turbines, avalanches, and other birds, some are killed.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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