Birdman of Alcatraz Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
May 7, 2011
An exhaustive abstraction of the John Frankenheimer social outcast
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 8, 2011
Frankenheimer's compelling, if slightly fictionalized biopic of Robert Stroud is extremely wel acted by Burt Lancaster and the rest of the cast, including Thelma Ritter and Telly Savalas.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 16, 2007
This preachy bio pic is a hokey take on the birdman with Lancaster being misused on every occasion.
| Original Score: 1/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 12, 2007
Prison biopic that's more interested in its liberal message about prison reform working for redemption than in anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 9, 2006
Even with its limping screenplay and general drift toward competence rather than excellence, Birdman does pull us well enough into its fistful of compelling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 12, 2004
Absorbing biopic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 5, 2002
Lancaster is wonderful; a tribute to the human spirit.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
June 18, 2001
Lancaster's brilliant performance anchors Frankenheimer's fine film, a liberal-minded, optimistic celebration of the power of redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
May 7, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
December 13, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 11, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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May 9, 2005
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