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Birdman

R| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary

A black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.  In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Cast: Michael Keaton , Zach Galifianakis , Edward Norton , Andrea Riseborough , Amy Ryan , Emma Stone , Naomi Watts , Lindsay Duncan

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genres: Comedy drama, Dark comedy

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Birdman (2014)

Release Date: October 17th, 2014|1 hr. 59 min.

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fan reviews ( 33 )
  • I'm jazzed by every tasty, daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Like all movies that soar above the toxic clouds of Hollywood formula and defy death at the box office, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind will bring out the haters. They can all go piss off. Birdman is a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption. Buy a ticket and brace yourself. show more

  • This is a remarkable feat, not only of cinematography, but of choreography. Just to film Michael Keaton and Edward Norton walking down a Manhattan street, everything had to be timed as in a dance — when the camera swirls ahead, when it goes behind, when it swoops back around. It’s all accomplished so smoothly that it would be worth doing merely as a stunt, except this is no stunt. This method carries the mood and soul of one of the best movies of 2014. show more

  • This pitch-dark comedy, which was directed, con brio, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, sizzles as the camera circles, stalks and swoops. Emmanuel Lubezki’s friction-free cinematography constitutes a virtuoso turn in its own right in a production that’s strewn with superb performances, some of them loud and bold, others subtle and restrained. show more

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  • April 25, 2015 mommyzie
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    So glad I watched this movie for free on DVD from the library and didn't waste my money to see this ridiculous movie. Kept hoping it would get better but it never did! It was a total waste of two hours!

  • March 27, 2015 cfrantic
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    The message in "Birdman" is cleverly revealed in the words of the deranged actor who recites Macbeth's soliloquy, ending with the thought that this is "a tale told by idiots signifying nothing." The character responds to Keaton's reaction by saying, "I just wanted to show my range. Was it too much?" Here Inarritu is asking the audience if he went too far in his satire. The answer to Inarritu's question seems to run a broad gamut .

  • February 27, 2015 wfernandex
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    Waste of time & money!! Critics R totally out of it. So wrong. Could not wait to end & go home. Kept waiting 4 it 2 get better & it NEVER did. sucked big time!

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The 'Birdman' Trailer Delivers a Strange, Squawky Peek at the Michael Keaton Flick (VIDEO)

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Jenni Miller on August 1, 2014

The latest trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's upcoming film "Birdman" has got us flying high this fine Friday afternoon. It is a strange, squawky peek at the man formerly k...

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