Critic Consensus: Blackbird wastes its premise on shallow storytelling, though its splendid cast adds heart to a sensitive subject.
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The title of the film remains unexplained, but it apparently has nothing to do with the Beatles song or the handful of other films with the same name.
Neill succeeds with a grace and good humour that do a great deal to calm the histrionics and bring things to a finish lit with a persuasive mingling of sadness and hope.
Someone nudges this in memoriam in the ribs and reminds it to be a melodrama, at which point a far more typical story of family feuding kicks in.
It becomes really easy to care about these characters. Sam Neill was a real standout for me as the devoted husband who is trying to keep it together.
The moving melodrama is bolstered by an outstanding cast...
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