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The Ornithologist

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João Pedro Rodrigues

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About the Movie

In the latest film from João Pedro Rodrigues (“To Die Like a Man”) a solitary ornithologist, Fernando, embarks on a journey searching for an elusive species of stork but is quickly swept away by raging rapids. Rescued by a pair of Chinese pilgrims, Fernando ends up plunging headlong into an eerie and dark forest in this “transfixing spiritual and sexual odyssey” (The Los Angeles Times).


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 50
  • Fresh: 45
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Rodrigues ultimately delivers an intriguing, daring film that is likely to surprise both his fans and moviegoers unfamiliar with his work. – Glenn Kenny, New York Times, Jun 21, 2017

Fresh: A delightfully meandering, playfully queer riff on the St. Anthony of Padua legend that uses the classic man-in-a-forest motif on a journey of self-discovery. – Jay Weissberg, Variety, Jun 19, 2017

Fresh: "The Ornithologist" is both an opaque narrative and a deeply inviting one. – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, Jun 29, 2017

Fresh: This gorgeously realized feature, shot entirely outdoors, explores the agony and ecstasy of a birdwatcher called Fernando, whose encounters after an accident in a nature reserve start to echo elements of the life of Anthony of Padua. – Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 19, 2017

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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