A Bird of the Air
A Bird of the Air (2011)

A sassy parrot and a free-spirited librarian upend the well-ordered life of a solitary man. Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: April 10, 2012
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Though you could fit its story on the head of a pin, "A Bird of the Air" is a gently involving character dramedy with a pair of appealing leads who help give this offbeat movie flight.

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Nick Schager
Time Out

Its lethargic plotting and quirky affectation are -- wait for it -- strictly for the birds.

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Nora Lee Mandel

A lovely little modern screwball comedy that only hard-hearted cynics will resist. An unexpected bonus comes with the delightful stream of old pro's as...master storytellers.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

At its most entertaining when the parrot does the talking.

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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Not a bad premise, but first-time director Margaret Whitton fails to temper the sappiness with real human crustiness.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Quirky screwball romance has many original points of interest, but is marred by fatal miscasting of a lead.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

An offbeat romance fueled by pets and pithy aphorisms.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Unfortunately, the film itself never quite feeds off the quirkiness or the energy, and so it remains a pleasant but not a profound film.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Margaret Whitton's A Bird of the Air traffics in a sort of vague, half-defined spiritual questing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
In "A Bird of the Air," Lyman(Jackson Hurst, of "Drop Dead Diva") is a loner who works nights for the New Mexico highway department.… More