The Hawk is Dying Synopsis
A man (Paul Giamatti) immerses himself in the training of a hawk after a family tragedy.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Goldberger, who made his debut with the similarly gritty and deliberately unpolished "Trans," tries to pull the novel's concerns to the...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
A fragile little movie, occasionally ridiculous, but with M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady In The Water," Giamatti proved that he can make even...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Not an easy movie to watch, and it's far from perfect - but it does have an artsy integrity and a fascinatingly intense performance by Paul...
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50

Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
For all the effort Giamatti gives in making George a convincing character, the movie itself, never quite gets off the ground. The feel is...
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50

Village Voice

I won't pretend it makes for a happy night at the cinema, and it may require a leap of faith to succumb to Goldberger's spell. But I leapt,...
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Set in North Florida and based on a book by Harry Crews, The Hawk Is Dying is a dreary study of male angst groaning beneath the weight of...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Goldberger's stubbornly insular script - adapted from a novel by Harry Crews - might have fared better on stage, where the story would feel...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Loaded with obtuse symbolism, the film is not only hard to understand, it isn't much fun trying to figure it out.
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30

Variety

By David Rooney
Already gasping for breath in its opening scenes, picture takes two bleak, unyielding hours to finally expire.
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take the journey with george, its worth it

By movieshow
Yes if you are willing to truly dive into the film as a journey for yourself through the main character, then it pays off. Great film story telling, great acting, and a departure from the ironic,...

T.H.I.S.

By lovebugkiko
Intense!...

The Hawk is Dying

By aberella
Probably not for everyone, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. Quiet, dark, intense, slow-moving, but gripping and very real, it is a glimpse into the life and mind of quite an intriguing protagonist. ...

THE AMAZING PAUL GIAMATTI

By lionmouth74
THE HAWK IS DYING is the kind of movie movies used to be. It's literature. It's the kind of film that was made in the glorious 70's/the 1970's being a daring and exciting time for American movies. A...

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Rated NR