There is some great bird photography here.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
...an amiably formulaic, ever-so-slightly original comedy that isn't, in the end, very good.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
It's low-key and lightly amusing, told at a tranquil pace appropriate for a film about gentle souls watching feathered creatures.
—Claudia Puig USA Today
Surely a richer human comedy can be made about an eccentric subculture of obsessive birders...
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...never captures what draws these characters to their passion, and as this granny-pleasing butterscotch candy of a movie drags from one end of the calendar to the other, it starts to feel as if they might as well be collecting stamps.
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
—Bill Weber Slant Magazine