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The Birdcage Reviews

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½ June 2, 2018
Camp, neurotic interrelationships. Entertaining.
½ April 29, 2018
"The Birdcage" features energetic performances from Robin Williams and Nathan Lane which shapes this film to be an engaging and funny comedy while simultaneously tackling intriguing themes.
½ April 11, 2018
The performances are excellent--Hank Azaria is particularly memorable. But a well-cast ensemble isn't enough to distract from THE BIRDCAGE's undercurrent of conformity and compromise.
December 30, 2017
Amazing! I love Nathin Lanes over the top preformance
August 22, 2017
One of my favorite films from the late-great Mike Nichols. The Birdcage is a feel-good, memorable, laugh-riot comedy that is definitely worth a watch.
July 20, 2017
One of the funniest movies ever made.
July 4, 2017
Funny premise, great acting
June 11, 2017
Love, love, love the casting in this movie. The energy is electric, the chemistry is believable, and this movie is downright fun! Kudos to Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, and Gene Hackman. Hackman is hilarious!
½ June 7, 2017
Mortified at how homophobic this crap movie is. I'm speechless. Disgusting.
June 3, 2017
(5: Loved It, 4: Really Liked It, 3: Liked It, 2: Didn't Like It, and 1: Hated It.)
½ May 28, 2017
A great comedy that not only features fantastic performances from the main cast but also has a witty and fun script that also takes the time to add emotional heft which made me care about the characters. It also has a good score, looks great and the supporting cast is solid.
December 30, 2016
I really like this. I'm not blind to its flaws, like, for instance, the fact that the characters are a little one-dimensional, and some of the most stereotypical gay guys you're ever likely to see in a post-1970s movie. But, I don't care very much. The movie's so much fun that only the most pedantic idiot would let these ruin it. It is, after all, just meant to be a frothy, fun comedy.
Robin Williams and company are just great, rattling through a truly funny script and obviously having a ball doing it. I think that even if you were absolutely determined to dislike this movie, it would still be nigh impossible.
½ September 13, 2016
Robin Williams and Nathan Lane chew up the scene in this hilarious remake.
½ August 20, 2016
A campy, quite fun, comedy of manners. A gay couple have to pass off as straight in order to meet their son's right-wing future inlaws. Simultaneously a 31 year old Calista Flockhart attempts to pass herself off as an 18 old... Most of the laughs here are based on very broad gay stereotypes - although it's done sympathetically. Most of the performances a solid. Particularly the much missed Robin Williams and Hank Azaria (Moe from the Simpsons) in a scene-stealing turn as an outrageously camp Guatemalan. There are laughs to be had here, but perhaps not as the filmmakers had hoped for. The film was based on a French stage-play, and you can imagine it might work better in that format. There's also an earlier French film version of the play, which I've not seen but has very good reviews. Might be worth checking out.
July 27, 2016
Pretty much the same as the original right down to small details, but just a tad stronger with a better performance by Nathan Lane.
July 17, 2016
One of the best, most heartfelt comedies ever made. Possibly Williams' greatest performance.
July 9, 2016
Nathan Lane and the late Robin Williams are two individuals who have showed major range as actors. Lane has proven he can serious drama's like The People vs OJ, musicals like The Producers and can even voice act in films like stuart little and the lion king. Williams same thing, he's starred in everything from serious dramas such as Awakenings, Insominia and good will hunting to his patened comedies like Good Mourning Vietnam, the fisher king and mrs doubtfire. Here in The Birdcage the two take on roles of two gay individuals, a cross dresser who believes he's a woman and the other a manly but still very homosexual man. The Birdcage is impressively well done story and really great to watch.
Lane plays Albert while Williams plays armand. together they are a gay couple who live above a drag show club that they are both apart of in south beach miami. one day Armand's son Val comes into town and reveals that he plans to marry a girl he's been secretly dating. However he needs for one night for there to be no signs of homosexual behavior or items in the house as the girls family is coming to meet Val's family. although reluctant the two agree to help out. however in humourous fashion the lies become hard to maintain in more ways than one.
This was pretty funny and it had some real underlying messages. Got political at times too. veeeeery original script and story for this comedy about LGTBQ issues. took me a minute to realize this is happening in a span of two days.
Nathan Lane is sensational and vibrant in this role as Albert! his scream in here is hilarious! its great how he actually uses that feminity in the only way he knows how. hank azaria really transforms here like Lane as well I couldn't believe that was him. Robin Williams kills it here. He plays an of course humorous role but a man who has a bit of a dilemma in dealing with his son who didn't end up like him and albert. hes trying to stay true to who he is while being a good father to his growing son and it provides quite the conundrum. I wonder if gene Hackman did anymore comedy films he seems right at home with this. On the only negative note of this film, calista fockheart looked clueless as hell and it kinda annoyed me cause I was waiting for her to make a different kind of facial expression.
Overall this is worth the watch and definitely one of my favorite LBGTQ films.
June 14, 2016
A little dated, but still fun and mostly still relevant.
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