• Birth
    2 minutes 53 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Birth Reviews

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Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood

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

Full Review Source: Thompson on Hollywood

March 31, 2014
Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

Parts of the story don't make sense, but Birth has a hypnotic, spellbinding quality that draws you in.

Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 2, 2014
Emanuel Levy

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

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

April 23, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

What were they thinking?

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

December 22, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Kidman has another turkey for her resume.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey

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 Source: | Original Score: C-

April 18, 2009
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

all the best and all the worst things associated with the phrase "art film"

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 7/10

September 12, 2005
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

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 Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

August 27, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Frustratingly stillborn.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: D+

May 3, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Birth channels the style and tone of [Buñuel classics] exceptionally well, but ultimately the dramatic resolution is unsatisfying.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: C+

April 14, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

April 1, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

"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+

February 16, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

For a certain kind of moviegoer, Birth will provide allusive ancillary thrills...

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B+

January 10, 2005
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Birth is the beigest, most suffocatingly tasteful film I've seen since Woody Allen's Another Woman.

January 4, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

You want to like a movie made with the poise and precision of Birth, but the film feels only partially conceived.

Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 3/5

December 16, 2004
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Managing to be both stilted and bizarre, Birth never achieves life.

December 11, 2004
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

[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.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

December 5, 2004
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

The picture isn't scary or convincingly dramatic and is thoroughly devoid of humor or irony.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

November 13, 2004
D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot


Full Review Source: Movie Poop Shoot

November 13, 2004
David Edelstein
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Unusually austere and ambiguous.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 11, 2004
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