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After the Pacific Lumber Company, a logging concern in the Pacific Northwest, was purchased by Charles Hurwitz, a savings and loan trader who acquired the firm in a hostile takeover, the company began clear-cutting large territories, leading to public outcry from a number of environmental activists as well as local residents troubled by violations of lumber harvesting laws and the effects of soil erosion brought on by clear-cutting. A number of activists staged protests in forests threatened by Pacific Lumber's practices, but one gained an especially large amount of attention: Julia… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While instructive on environmental concerns about the impact of logging, Butterfly does not reward those who seek dispassionate psychological insight into the zealous Ms. Hill."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Keeping suspense through a story that we know the ending of is no small feat."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"It's a well-developed theme, and the excellent, bittersweet finale helps, but I can't shake the feeling that the film winds up being not nearly as deep as it wanted to be."
‑ Eric D. Snider, eFilmCritic.com
""1" for each of Pia's perky young breasts"
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
"A bitterweet Spanish coming- of- age drama that shows how fear can sweep away childhood curiosity about life's mysteries."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Although Hill's love of Gaia is inspiring and although Wolens doesn't take sides, it's one of her ground crew who best nails it, explaining, 'We just need to stop the greed.'"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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