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: April 17, 1998
DVD 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.

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

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.
Candy Rose
Movie about a talking parrot. Rubbish!
Michael Edwards
An extremely wonderful and sadly underrated film
Sarah Gaish
I really like this mianly because my younger sis loved it when she was 4.
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.
Luke Baldock
With so many talking animal movies, especially with ones as good as Babe, there really isn't a reason to choose to watch this. But at times it is quite… More