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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 ( 22 )
  • 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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  • January 24, 2015 twalsh4440
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    ONE TIME CRITICS GOT RIGHT. FABULOUS LOOK INTO ALL OUR WORK FEARS OF FAILURE, LOVE & FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, MICHAEL I SALUTE YOU

  • January 16, 2015 Myusollo
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    This is NOT a movie for everyone, but it is DEFINITELY a movie for me. I saw the very-negative fan reviews and braced myself for a dud, but I was more than just pleasantly surprised. This movie was INCREDIBLE. If you are a fan of live theater and the behind-the-scenes workings therein, you will enjoy this movie; if that's not your thing, it's a much longer shot. Because this is a stage play, and it is shot with a constant flow and intimacy with cinematography and editing that reminds me more of Gravity than any other film in recent memory. From a technical perspective, this is film nerd eye candy camerawork. Factor in fantastic performances from the entire cast, and you get an unforgettable movie experience. Go into this movie ready to think and pay attention.

  • January 02, 2015 Tomd
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    It is a fabulous movie just to watch Michael Keaton and Ed Norton show their talents...not speeding cars or transformers...the plot makes you reflect on life ..hits you between the eyes with it's candor. I do not see this movie being a great financial success though ..Americans do not like candor or facing the truth...which is partly what thos movie is about..they would rather watch "Ironman".

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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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