The Bird (L'oiseau)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[An] unassumingly intelligent film."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Caumon allows the film to unspool calmly, gently and unexpectedly hopefully to its conclusion."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Bleak but bold filmmaking built around an uncompromising central performance from Sandrine Kiberlain."
‑ , Film4
"[A] self-consciously art-house movie ..."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A study of grief and recovery set in Bordeaux and containing little in the way of dialogue, action or interest."
‑ Leo Robson, Financial Times
"Maudlin but moving, Yves Caumon's character study speaks softly but with wisdom."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"The central performance is great, but the film itself is too light and its insights too on-the-nose."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"A pigeon trapped in a partition wall becomes a none-too-subtle metaphor for emotional stasis in this strenuous French chamber piece."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"This thoughtful film is modest in scope, but remains quietly moving in its portrayal of both nature and the transience of human feelings."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
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