Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Big Year preview reviews

As probably every avid birder not dwelling under a rock is aware, tomorrow, October 14th, is the official release of the movie The Big Year. Based on Mark Obmascik's book of the same name, the story follows the tales of three men who independently attempted to set the North American big year record (most species seen) in 1998.

Well, the professional critics have gotten their usual first crack previews, and their verdicts are emerging. The opinions are very much a mixed bag. The Rotten Tomatoes website currently has 28 reviews posted, and about half of the reviewers liked the flick enough that they didn't award it a smashed tomato. Read them yourself RIGHT HERE.

See the movie over the weekend, and judge it for yourself. I will. And then perhaps I'll opine on the movie from firsthand experience.

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1 comment:

Lilac Haven said...

With that cast at least you know it has a good chance of being funny. Might have to check this one out.