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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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 19 )
  • 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

  • One of the year's most audacious, savagely funny and unpredictable films, it features an outstanding performance by Michael Keaton as the has-been star of a superhero franchise desperate to be taken seriously. show more

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  • December 22, 2014 mikesmutt
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    The best part about this movie are the technical aspects---the camerawork, the backdrop of walking on NYC streets, the Hitchcockian method of being in the room.....but the story of another self absorbed *******, leaves you with not really caring what happens to this guy---he deserves the train wreck aspects and gets lost in his own imagination which we don't want to be a part of. Grade C-

  • December 20, 2014 Karen
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    Got nauseous from the jerky cinematography. Should have left.

  • December 16, 2014 vlgbuddy
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    awful movie

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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 Aug 1st, 2014 7:00PM

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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