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The New York Times
Generally speaking, bird-watching is a pastime that is extremely interesting to a few people and not at all interesting to anyone else. But Scott Crocker has turned a bird-watching tale into a multilayered story that will fascinate practically everybody in Ghost Bird, a witty, wistful documentary.
It's the sort of film that builds up familiar frenzy--newspaper notoriety, tourism uptick, government attention--only to dissolve in a what-just-happened daze.
Ghost Bird has a bad habit of briefly taking flight and then crashing back down into NPR-like stodginess.
John P. McCarthy
The overarching lesson is twofold: environmental issues are never as simple or as cut-and-dried as we would like, and the first order of business is to get the science right.
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