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Birth (2004)



Critic Consensus: A well-mounted production is undermined by a muddled, absurd storyline of questionable taste.

Movie Info

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiancée, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life.more
Rating: R (for sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Milo Addica, Jean-Claude Carriere, Jonathan Glazer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2005
Box Office: $5.0M
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Cameron Bright
as Young Sean
Ted Levine
as Mr. Conte
Cara Seymour
as Mrs. Conte
Zoe Caldwell
as Mrs. Hill
Charles Goff
as Mr. Drummond
Sheila Smith
as Mrs. Drummond
Tessa Auberjonois
as Woman in Lobby
Margot Jewers
as Real Estate Agent
John Juback
as Man in Lobby
Kavita R. Mangroo
as Woman at Counter
Alexandra K. Salo
as Woman at Party
Hollis Jones
as Woman at Party #2
Libby Skala
as Bridesmaid
Bruce Bennetis
as Wedding Photographer
Gregory Smith
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Birth

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (45)

Unusually austere and ambiguous.

Full Review… | November 11, 2004
Top Critic

Ten years after premiering at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's Birth remains as powerfully mysterious as ever.

Full Review… | March 31, 2014
Thompson on Hollywood

What begins as a promising and provocative melodrama gradually turns into na conventional and frustrating movie, aimless and pretentious.

Full Review… | April 23, 2011

What were they thinking?

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Kidman has another turkey for her resume.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Manhattan-based supernatural thriller done in the tone of "Rosemary's Baby" starts out strong but loses all steam in its third act.

Full Review… | April 18, 2009

Audience Reviews for Birth


Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer


It bored me really and i didnt finish it, it just was slow and boring

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Anna is a widow who is about to re-marry when a young boy claims to be her husband reincarnated. Some inappropriate scenes.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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