Birth Reviews

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Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood
March 31, 2014
Ten years after premiering at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's Birth remains as powerfully mysterious as ever.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 23, 2011
What begins as a promising and provocative melodrama gradually turns into na conventional and frustrating movie, aimless and pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
What were they thinking?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Kidman has another turkey for her resume.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 18, 2009
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 | Original Score: C-
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
September 12, 2005
all the best and all the worst things associated with the phrase "art film"
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
August 27, 2005
Nadie debería ir a ver esta película sin estar dispuesto a sumergirse en un clima extraño, donde conviven el misterio, la sensualidad y la locura.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
Frustratingly stillborn.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Birth channels the style and tone of [Buñuel classics] exceptionally well, but ultimately the dramatic resolution is unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 1, 2005
Apesar de contar com sua parcela de defeitos, merece aplausos pela honestidade com que aborda sua história e pela coragem de Glazer em investir em um ritmo lento e estudado.
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 16, 2005
"Birth" is a creepy, well-acted examination of how grief can give itself over to irrationality. It pushes its share of buttons - and then pushes a few more.
| Original Score: B+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2005
For a certain kind of moviegoer, Birth will provide allusive ancillary thrills...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 4, 2005
Birth is the beigest, most suffocatingly tasteful film I've seen since Woody Allen's Another Woman.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
December 16, 2004
You want to like a movie made with the poise and precision of Birth, but the film feels only partially conceived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 11, 2004
Managing to be both stilted and bizarre, Birth never achieves life.
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
December 5, 2004
[Bears] all the hallmarks of a too-long-in-gestation pet project: over-planned, over-thought, and meticulously fussed-with to the point of stasis.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
November 13, 2004
The picture isn't scary or convincingly dramatic and is thoroughly devoid of humor or irony.
D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot
November 13, 2004
Mesmerizing.
Top Critic
November 11, 2004
Unusually austere and ambiguous.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 10, 2004
Looks, sounds, and feels like a Carl Theodor Dreyer film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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