The Birdcage Reviews

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January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
This movie is THE definition of average. Not bad, but not good.
January 1, 2000
The result is a nearly flavorless 118 minutes punctuated with a few hilarious scenes -- mostly owed to the physical comedy of stage actor Nathan Lane.
January 1, 2000
Nathan Lane, I would personally like to send you a big, fat kiss of admiration.
January 1, 2000
This critic admired Robin Williams's performance as well as some of the minor actors, but found the film's depiction of gay people more insulting to them than funny.
January 1, 2000
The interchanges and conversation are hilarious, and the comedy continues to build until the movie's implausible but humorous end.
January 1, 2000
A bit of a letdown in some ways, The Birdcage nonetheless features some scene-stealing performances.
January 1, 2000
The Birdcage is a funny film, with terrific performances by headliners Robin Williams, as an aging gay man, and Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest as an uptight conservative couple he hosts at a dinner party while trying to act straight.
January 1, 2000
Far less plastic than most cross-dressing comedies.
January 1, 2000
An American remake with plenty of new pizazz.
March 6, 1996
The beauty of The Birdcage is that its jokes and its message are one and the same. These characters couldn't change themselves if they tried. And only a fool would want them to.
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