• Released
  • February 1, 2002
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • Comedy
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Rare Birds Synopsis
A cafe owner (William Hurt) tells a lie in order to improve business.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A sweetheart of a film, whimsical and touching. It positions itself somewhere between a slice of life and a screwball comedy.
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70

Film Threat

By David Grove
Has more than enough charm to make it memorable. Hurt shows a gentleness and subtlety that's interesting to watch in this phase of his...
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70

Variety

By Ken Eisner
Hurt is quietly affecting as Dave Purcell, a fine chef but a lousy businessman whose sticksville cafe, the Auk, is named after a rare,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For the record, Rare Birds doesn't even fly as a birder's special, since Tasseter's Sulfurious Duck is a fictional species. Now, if they'd...
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38

Chicago Tribune

Rendered bland and frustrating by its endless attempts to make the odd odder.
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