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Based on 5 Reviews
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  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A sweetheart of a film, whimsical and touching. It positions itself somewhere between a slice of life and a screwball comedy. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    For the record, Rare Birds doesn't even fly as a birder's special, since Tasseter's Sulfurious Duck is a fictional species. Now, if they'd seen a Eurasian Wigeon, then we'd be talking. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    Rendered bland and frustrating by its endless attempts to make the odd odder. show more

  • 70
    David Grove Film Threat

    Has more than enough charm to make it memorable. Hurt shows a gentleness and subtlety that's interesting to watch in this phase of his career. show more

  • 70
    Ken Eisner Variety

    Hurt is quietly affecting as Dave Purcell, a fine chef but a lousy businessman whose sticksville cafe, the Auk, is named after a rare, possibly extinct kind of duck. show more

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