Paulie (1998)

A classic family movie, “Paulie” presents a parrot’s-eye view of the world with humor and intelligence.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 3, 1999
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy

Paulie has moments of minor charm but lacks the magic to fully capture the imaginations of either children or adults.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Unusual and surprisingly agreeable.

Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Talking bird on a coming-of-age journey with some peril.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Shalhoub gives an impressively nuanced performance in the dangerously cliched role, and Paulie -- a combination of trained parrots, animatronics, and the voice of Mohr -- comes across as a fully developed character.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is aimed at children, I suppose, although I don't think they'll like Paulie all that much. I didn't.

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True family entertainment that caters for grown-ups as much as for kids.

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Bob Heisler
Los Angeles Times

A perfect family movie with the intelligence, humor and hug-me moments to be a great first-date movie, too. Just remember to bring a hankie.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Paulie has elements of a good weepy, but overall it never quite gels beyond being a passable novelty.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story is rooted in real feelings and relationships, and parents will find as much to enjoy as children.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A boring kids movie with another talking animal. At least the cast has some good actors, though.
Anthony Lawrie
The only ?talking animal? movie that I actually quite like.
Michael Edwards
An extremely wonderful and sadly underrated film
Candy Rose
Movie about a talking parrot. Rubbish!
Wahida K
Paulie is very adventureous Movie with an intelligent but too Naughty Parot. A tiny bit of everything in it. Some senti moments and lots of LOL moments.
Sarah Gaish
I really like this mianly because my younger sis loved it when she was 4.