Poached Synopsis
What happens when a boyhood hobby becomes an obsession? Poached reveals the bizarre underworld of illegal wild bird egg collecting in Britain by following convicted egg snatchers as they evade bird lovers and wildlife crime police.

Movie Reviews

Fascinating and beautiful!

By Akondo
At what point does passion for an object of desire become an obsession? Why would an admirer of a rare and majestic bird want to steal from the nest of that species, dooming that creature to...

CAPTIVATING

By aslobin
Having recently seen Poached, and really knowing NOTHING about egg catchers, the film was captivating, to say the least. It allowed me to see the insides of a community that I never even knew...

Compelling subject and beautifully filmed

By ninakarnovsky
The footage of birds in this movie is stunning but the real power of the film comes from the sensitive depictions of the egg collectors. The loneliness and desperation of these men is staggering and...

Great!

By mstarr93
This movie was so great!!! Really interesting topic!!...

Fascinating Film

By discostewart
It's been a couple weeks and I am still perplexed, fascinated and disturbed by this film. It was shot beautifully and I promise the subject matter makes you say to yourself one more time, "people...

Beautiful! See This Movie.

By jindalvinny
I am guilty of too infrequently taking a chance on a movie I haven't already heard about -- my free time is a rare commodity and I don't want to squander 2 hours on a subpar film. The subject matter...

A curious affliction...

By kmorton804
I never imagined people could become so obsessed with collecting that harmed species and isolated them from the world....

A surprising and wonderful film

By paulfaulstich
Poached effectively blurs boundaries, merging nature documentary and ethnographic film in a unique and challenging portrayal of a bizarre obsession. The result is a sensitive, and at times humorous...

A fascinating face of addiction

By esenrique
The film was a well-done, intimate, insider's-view of the people who steal so many eggs from the most majestic birds, out in the wild. I don't study birds, but the cinematography of the birds was what...

First order film work

By roneill337
This film captures the paradoxical evolution of wild bird egg poaching that, in the age of English Naturalists, was a respected pursuit of educated gentlemen from the various Royal Societies. Today,...

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Strong Language and Some Thematic Material