Birth (2004)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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.

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
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Young Sean

as Clifford

as Mr. Conte

as Mrs. Conte

as Mrs. Hill

as Mr. Drummond

as Mrs. Drummond

as Woman in Lobby

as Real Estate Agent

as Man in Lobby

as Woman at Counter

as Woman at Party

as Woman at Party #2

as Bridesmaid

as Wedding Photographer

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
Slate
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
EmanuelLevy.Com

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
ColeSmithey.com

Audience Reviews for Birth

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Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer

½

Creepy and disturbing and without any real conclusion. A disappointing film to be honest as I?ve been looking forward to watching this for a while. Still, Glazer's direction is faultless and every shot looks like a painting, it?s a shame then that the rest of the film spends less time on the details and a great cast is left dangling not really knowing what to do with themselves. The soundtrack also made me feel a bit sick! I?ve given it an extra star for balls!

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

½

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

FiLmCrAzY
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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