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The Big Year

Rated PG for language and some sensuality.

PG In Theaters 10/14/2011 , 100min.
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Critic score based on 29 reviews

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April 21, 2012
Great movie.....i dont know anyone who would actually waste their time with such a project...but
March 29, 2012
Thought it was hilarious,especially if you're a birder, you'll appreciate it!
February 11, 2012
I actually bought the DVD with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Not what I would term a great movie, but, I was entertained for a couple hours, and isn't that movies are supposed to do?
February 01, 2012
Totally exceeded expectations - turned out to be a fun, plucky film.
November 29, 2011
I am in charge of planning and doing a big year for our White Mt Audubon Society. I am looking forward to a great year and hope it is as exciting and interesting as the movie !!!!!!!! KS

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Like birding itself, The Big Year rewards patience. It respects both the integrity and the eccentricity of the avian obsession, and it communicates something of the fascinating abundance and weirdness of the animals themselves. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
Those who should go near The Big Year, if not flock to it, are fans of avians, mild PG comedy and gorgeously shot travel footage dotted with humans. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Somehow, the comic chemistry never seems to ignite in The Big Year. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
If you're in the mood for some feathery fluff of the happy-sappy-and-not-wholly-unpleasant sort and need a break from snark, there is The Big Year. Full Review
Brian Lowry
Director David Frankel's picture delivers sweet and (more rarely) amusing moments, but this odd duck never completely gets off the ground. Full Review
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