Reviewed byEl CubicoVote: 8/10/10
This is a really heart-warming family movie. It has absolutely brilliantanimal training and "acting" (if you can call it like that) as well (justthink about the dog in "How the Grinch stole Christmas"... it was plain badtraining). The Paulie story is extremely well done, well reproduced and ingeneral the characters are really elaborated too. Not more to say exceptthat this is a GREAT MOVIE!
My ratings: story 8.5/10, acting 7.5/10, animals+fx 8.5/10, cinematography8/10.
My overall rating: 8/10 - BIG FAMILY MOVIE AND VERY WORTHWATCHING!
Reviewed byGerman CiubaVote: 8/10/10
I'm no fan of newer movies, but this one was a real pleasure to watch.Adults and children could watch it together - how unusual! My aunt likedit,too. It had laughter, tears, love, adventure, special effects, goodactors -and a talking parrot. It reminded me of a favourite, The Wizard of Oz.Thehero, Paulie, an intelligent parrot, is separated from his home andfamilyand goes through many adventures, temptations and disappointments, alwayskeeping in mind his resolution to find his friend, Marie. Highlyrecommended.
Reviewed bybarettaVote: 8/10/10
I was very surprised with this film. I was touched with the lives thatpaulie touched along his way to find his "marie" the little girl he wasseparated from. The humor was also very good and it did not hurt the storyas i thought it would probably do. Actually i was expecting "paulie wants acracker" jokes to hurt this film but even that was done in a very humorousscene that turns very touching when paulie is in the research lab press roomconference. So if you wish to see a good "animal that talks" film check thisone out, much better than Dr. DOLITTLE in my opinion. PAULIE also has asurprised twist in the end that is done very nicely as well.
Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulies story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an ageing widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives.