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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.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Pablo Villaça
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

Independent (UK)
March 6, 2005
Full Review | 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+
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

Film Threat
November 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
D.K. Holm
Movie Poop Shoot
November 13, 2004
Mesmerizing.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 10, 2004
Looks, sounds, and feels like a Carl Theodor Dreyer film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
November 6, 2004
There's a mysterious, hypnotic quality to the atmosphere of the film that grabbed me and wouldn't let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 3, 2004
Probably the most simultaneously brilliant and screwed-up filmmaking in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 31, 2004
The kind of movie you come away from with your mind whirling with possibilities about what has happened and what it means.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Christy Lemire
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Baltimore Sun
October 29, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 29, 2004
Kidman does such a spectacular job with this moment that we can almost feel her jagged thoughts tearing through her fevered brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 29, 2004
Presents an intriguing premise about death and the possibility of rebirth in an elegant, melancholy and deliberate fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
David Ansen
Newsweek
November 1, 2007
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 21, 2004
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004

Premiere Magazine
November 16, 2004

BBC.com
November 9, 2004

ComingSoon.net
November 1, 2004
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
October 31, 2004

Boston Phoenix
October 30, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 29, 2004
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