A family spanning three generations comes together over a weekend at their country house to be with their terminally ill mother for the last time.
- " 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. " – Sandra Hall (Sydney Morning Herald)
- " In its examination of the end-of-life Blackbird packs an emotional punch, illuminating not only Lily's end but the entirety of a precious life well lived. " – Richard Crouse
- " 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. " – Angie Han (FilmWeek, KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)