Butterfly (2000)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

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.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

Keeping suspense through a story that we know the ending of is no small feat.

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Ted Murphy

Butterfly isn't terribly dramatic, although it does function as a good primer on the environmental movement centered in Northern California.

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Eric D. Snider

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.

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David Poland
Hot Button

"1" for each of Pia's perky young breasts

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A bitterweet Spanish coming- of- age drama that shows how fear can sweep away childhood curiosity about life's mysteries.

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

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.'

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[font=Century Gothic][color=green] "Butterfly" is a documentary about Julia 'Butterfly' Hill who spent two brave years sitting high up in a… More