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'The Big Year' -- 2 stars

PG; 1:40 running time Surely a richer human comedy can be made about an eccentric subculture of obsessive birders than "The Big Year," in which Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson spend a lot of time peering through binoculars at one species or another. Curious audiences will not be subjected to "Little Fockers"-level slapstick here. This is a gentle, diffident concoction. But it has barely enough pulse to power a hummingbird. -- Michael PhillipsRead the full "The Big Year" review
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