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A Bird of the Air

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and accident images.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/23/2011
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Village Voice
The cast detracts, too: Fiona, a flighty loner in the book, is a grating twit in Nichols's hands, and Hurst, while likeable, is flat and too hunky. The bird's got more charisma, which in a better movie would've been the point. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Naturally, given the film's somewhat precious air of spiritualism, the parroted phrase that speaks most clearly to Lyman is a quotation from the book of Ecclesiastes that gives the film its title and gives Fiona a chance to offer a blithely optimistic interpretation of that most dour of Biblical books. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Margaret Whitton strikes a pleasing balance between amusing and sensitive, largely eluding the potentially precious minefields in their way. Full Review
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
Ms. Nichols is consistently appealing in the kind of role Zooey Deschanel has pretty much cornered, and Philippe Rousselot's nighttime shots of highway tragedy are dreamily atmospheric. If only Roger Towne's screenplay had focused less on the metaphysical import of Lyman's savior impulses and more on the physical rewards of his salvaged life. Full Review
Ronnie Scheib
Unable to establish a consistent tone, picture goes derivatively screwball one minute and stickily sentimental the next. Full Review

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