Birdman Reviews

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July 7, 2020
A big, bold movie, the kind that takes aesthetic and thematic risks, and that grabs you from frame one and practically screams at you to pay attention. It's also very convinced of its own cleverness.
June 26, 2020
That analogy of the ups and downs of fame that shakes actors in the entertainment culture, is what keeps it flying at the heights of the best movies of the year. [Full review in Spanish]
March 11, 2020
...this is one film that deserves the descriptor of tour de force.
January 9, 2020
A sprawling, thrilling film that, for better and worse, is one of the most fully realized personal visions to hit screens in years.
January 2, 2020
When it comes to filmmaking, the Michael Keaton-starring Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a unique achievement in cinema.
November 27, 2019
Two hours of Birdman is 110 minutes too many.
November 26, 2019
Birdman is essentially a simple story that is made extraordinary by its direction, cast and concept.
September 6, 2019
It's one of the most invigorating and passionately rendered films you could hope to see in this or any other year.
August 8, 2019
Ed Norton and Emma Stone are both devastating. And Michael Keaton walks a high wire with his meta portrait of the actor as a washed-up superhero. Birdman's juicy script is rife with satirical insights about acting and writing.
August 2, 2019
It is Keaton's portrayal that drives the movie, and makes it so memorable.
July 30, 2019
Despite its lack of clarity, conflicting thematic messages and indecipherable tone, the film is the rarest of oddities: accidental genius.
July 16, 2019
Birdman sidesteps the inside baseball stigma of most behind the scenes films by transcending being a story about fame or Hollywood. Rather, it functions as a sobering meditation on the destructive double-edged sword of validation.
July 5, 2019
Bravura filmmaking, a jaw-dropping directorial feat for Iñárritu.
May 31, 2019
Birdman is a sharp, tour de force satire on so many related things... It's so full of details that as soon as it was over, I wanted to watch it all over again to appreciate what I'd missed.
May 17, 2019
The manifestation of Riggan's alter-ego is the one disappointing misstep, reaching for symbolic ambiguity but achieving only brief coherence. It's a forgivable blot, but one that prevents Birdman from truly taking off.
April 30, 2019
I just couldn't get passed these depictions of women throughout the film... It made the movie unpleasant and frustrating.
March 1, 2019
This film is a masterpiece and is highly recommended to anyone who is into this genre. Michael Keaton is incredible to watch on screen and he will keep you entertained until the very end.
February 5, 2019
Birdman proved to be a film worth seeing but one that is ultimately forgettable.
January 25, 2019
Iñárritu brings a visual flair to Birdman, whisking the camera in and out of backstage corridors -- mostly in one sweeping shot. The whirlwind camera movement captures the insanity of the backstage antics, almost as if it is another character.
January 9, 2019
The magic the audience witnesses is a window to clarity; it makes the world sharper, not more obtuse, which is very fitting indeed.
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