Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home (1996)

Carroll Ballard returns to the form of his 1979 classic, “The Black Stallion’’ with this heartwarming, stunningly photographed tale about a father and daughter who train a flock of abandoned geese to follow their ultralight planes from… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 29, 1997
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86%
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69%



Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted and beautifully filmed, Fly Away Home offers heartwarming entertainment for moviegoers of all ages.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

The dynamic between Daniels' vigorous, if self-involved, artist father and Paquin's initially sullen, eventually self-discovering teenager is warmly and believably conveyed, with both thesps doing strongly individualistic work.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The tender beauty of Carroll Ballard's ''Fly Away Home'' goes well beyond what might be expected from a movie about things that hatch.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Somehow makes the story of orphaned geese entertaining.

Time Out

Anna Paquin proves again what an expressive, soulful actress she is, and Daniels' madcap dad is a winning study in hippy ingenuity and indefatigability.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Thrilling, touching adventure for animal lovers.

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James Rocchi
Netflix

Story of a girl and her geese is complex entertainment for kids and grown-ups.

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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

From bumbling infants to majestic adults, a flock hasn't been this charismatic onscreen since Hitchcock went bird-watching.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

A lovely and unjustly forgotten family film.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Its aerial scenes are wondrous, beautiful as symphonies, and worth the price of admission alone. Count as a bonus the skilled, heartfelt performance from the teen-aged star and from Mr. Daniels as her resourceful dad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I hadn't realized that this was based on a true story, but either way it's a good family drama with ducks. Yes, ducks. Father and daughter have to… More
Jeremy Smith
A film that will steal your heart, with stunningly beautiful cinematography, and a great story Fly Away Home will up lift even the most cynical person
Anthony Lawrie
A touching children?s film that is beautifully shot and is hugely underrated.
Leigh Ryan
Love it!
Jason Owens
In "Fly Away Home," a young girl named Amy (Anna Paquin), has to go live with her dad (Jeff Daniels) in Canada after her mom dies. She doesn't… More
Film Crazy
aww it was sweet and soopy