A Bird of the Air
A Bird of the Air (2011)

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Though you could fit its story on the head of a pin, "A Bird of the Air" is a gently involving character dramedy with a pair of appealing leads who help give this offbeat movie flight.

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Nick Schager
Time Out New York

Its lethargic plotting and quirky affectation are -- wait for it -- strictly for the birds.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

A lovely little modern screwball comedy that only hard-hearted cynics will resist. An unexpected bonus comes with the delightful stream of old pro's as...master storytellers.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

At its most entertaining when the parrot does the talking.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Not a bad premise, but first-time director Margaret Whitton fails to temper the sappiness with real human crustiness.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Quirky screwball romance has many original points of interest, but is marred by fatal miscasting of a lead.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An offbeat romance fueled by pets and pithy aphorisms.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Unfortunately, the film itself never quite feeds off the quirkiness or the energy, and so it remains a pleasant but not a profound film.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Margaret Whitton's A Bird of the Air traffics in a sort of vague, half-defined spiritual questing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "A Bird of the Air," Lyman(Jackson Hurst, of "Drop Dead Diva") is a loner who works nights for the New Mexico highway department.… More