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.

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Genres: Comedy drama, Dark comedy

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Birdman (2014)

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

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  • 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 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

  • With its improvisatory score (drummer Antonio Sanchez provides a hustling backbeat throughout), its seamless shots, its leaps into the surreal, and then back again into the excruciating, embarrassing real, Birdman ascends to the greatest of heights. 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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