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The actors are fine, but the problem is that it's hard to care about the interaction of the people inside, because nothing they do matters.
Bier keeps the mood taut and defiantly in the moment.
Bier's direction is coolly efficient, which fits the material to a t - anything more ostentatious would just feel wasteful.
We all hope that we're raising smart, strong kids while also allowing them to experience the joys of childhood; it's that innate understanding of parenthood that makes Bullock's performance feel real. It's equally fascinating and terrifying to watch.
A wannabe shocker with a clever premise that doesn't really get down and dirty or betray the base instincts of a born horror filmmaker.
Malerman and screenwriter Eric Heisserer... have served up an inexplicably bland ensemble that even a talented cast can't render interesting.
The combination of good acting, by Sandra Bullock, and plausible plot lines - be kind, it is a suspense/horror/monster movie - and good background characters (not stick figures) makes "Bird Box" better than it ought to be.
Films like this work to the extent their characters represent decision-making that stretches the sharpness of the audience (without overdoing it with Macgyver-esque antics) or suffer the opposite problem of insulting them with idiots.
A key sequence at the end of the second act is so unusual, improbable and physically awkward (you'll know it when you see it) that it inspires laughter...this is the point of the story when tension should be the tautest, and it is deflated.
Susanne Bier provides an atmospheric horror film that blends in drama and doesn't give up all the answers, making this a good choice for a night in.
It's a solid three-star post-apocalyptic drama that is elevated by its stacked cast.
Bier has crafted a horror thriller sturdy enough to keep from being a failure but not one distinct or courageous enough to stand out from the pack.
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