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Chicago Sun-Times
A sweetheart of a film, whimsical and touching. It positions itself somewhere between a slice of life and a screwball comedy.
Hurt is quietly affecting as Dave Purcell, a fine chef but a lousy businessman whose sticksville cafe, the Auk, is named after a rare, possibly extinct kind of duck.
Has more than enough charm to make it memorable. Hurt shows a gentleness and subtlety that's interesting to watch in this phase of his career.
For the record, Rare Birds doesn't even fly as a birder's special, since Tasseter's Sulfurious Duck is a fictional species. Now, if they'd seen a Eurasian Wigeon, then we'd be talking.
Chicago Tribune
Rendered bland and frustrating by its endless attempts to make the odd odder.

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