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The Birds Reviews

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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
January 18, 2013
Drawing from the relatively invisible literary talents of Daphne DuMaurier and Evan Hunter, Alfred Hitchcock has fashioned a major work of cinematic art, and "cinematic" is the operative term here, not "literary" or "sociological."
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
October 9, 2012
Few films depict so eerily yet so meticulously the metaphysical and historical sense of a world out of joint.
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
October 9, 2012
Hitch's much misappreciated follow-up to Psycho is arguably the greatest of all disaster films -- a triumph of special effects, as well as the fountainhead of what has become known as gross-out horror.
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TIME Magazine
October 7, 2008
The movie flaps to a plotless end.
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 21, 2007
Beneath all of this elaborate feather bedlam lies a Hitch cock-and-bull story that's essentially a fowl ball.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 21, 2007
Alfred Hitchcock's most abstract film (1963), and perhaps his subtlest, still yielding new meanings and inflections after a dozen or more viewings.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It's fierce and Freudian as well as great cinematic fun, with ample fodder for the amateur psychologist following up on Hitch's tortuous involvement with his leading ladies.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Mr. Hitchcock and his associates have constructed a horror film that should raise the hackles of the most courageous and put goose-pimples on the toughest hide.