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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 79

    Might be the single most beautiful documentary of the year. show more

  • 88
    Slant Magazine

    The filmmakers use a wide range of cinematic techniques to convey the tenuous environment in which their subjects find themselves. show more

  • 80
    Scott Tobias The Dissolve

    Viewers can walk away with something more precious than factoids: an emotional, aesthetically striking experience that cuts more deeply than words. And if they crave more information, that’s what the Internet is for. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Those reunions are not always happy ones—one relative claims that his nephew would be less trouble dead — but they offer a brief, striking glimpse into the situations that make such a organization necessary. show more

  • 83
    The Playlist

    As with real life, there aren't any stock characters, clear morals, or easy solutions in These Birds Walk. show more

  • 100
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    The filmmakers record the flash of youth’s headlong energies, its bumps and bruises, and its melancholies and brilliant chaos. show more

  • 90
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    Deeply moving and devoid of melodrama, These Birds Walk is as pragmatic as its subjects. show more

  • 70
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Instead of explaining the system through conventional narration, which would have been extremely helpful, the filmmakers immerse auds in the world they found, capturing its subjects’ behavior with startling candor. show more

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