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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A glossy miscalculation. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Light as a feather. [8 March 1996, p.D1] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What makes Mike Nichols' version more than just a retread is good casting in the key roles, and a wicked screenplay by Elaine May. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Hilarious, frenetic, and touching, but stereotyped and superficial in its treatment of both homosexuals and conservatives. show more

  • 63
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    While Birdcage has many isolated funny moments, long bits of slowness interrupt the energy. show more

  • 60
    Angie Errigo Empire

    If it weren't so darned "sincere" this would be an unmitigated bird-brained delight, but it undoubtedly remains a genial crowd pleaser. show more

  • 40
    TV Guide

    This drag comedy is aimed squarely at middle America, where these cuddly queens should play very well -- just so long as nobody remembers that gay people don't just sing show tunes and cook delightful meals; they also have sex. show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    A bit of a letdown in some ways, The Birdcage nonetheless features some scene-stealing performances. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Enchantingly witty. show more

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