Whirlybird (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


Whirlybird (2020)




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Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of '80s and '90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with their brazen helicopter reporting. Culled from this news duo's sprawling video archive, WHIRLYBIRD is a poignant L.A. story of a family in turbulence hovering over a city unhinged.


Critic Reviews for Whirlybird

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

"Whirlybird" is a complicated, engaging, one-of-a-kind, portrait of a deeply flawed human.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Whirlybird never really becomes more than a mildly interesting personal story.

January 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Whirlybird is informative and thrilling. It's also profound and sad. And maybe it's got threads of inspiration and uplift as well.

January 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Yoka spent six years sifting through and digitizing Bob's archives, and even he may have been surprised to find that the micro story winds up being stronger than the macro one.

January 26, 2020 | Full Review…

"Whirlybird" shows what it takes to be an adrenaline-fueled action newsperson, and what it takes from a person.

February 9, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Whirlybird is a brutal and compelling portrait with regards to ambition and scope, and empathy.

February 5, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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