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Birdy Reviews

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April 22, 2011
Though largely confined to a military hospital, this post-Vietnam drama is powerfully acted by Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 16, 2008
Raising issues about the nature of madness and what constitutes true freedom, this is a curiously arty film from Parker, a frequently unsubtle director, usually so dismissive of any kind of pretension, but a gripping one, nonetheless.
September 16, 2008
Belying the lightheartedness of its title, Birdy is a heavy adult drama about best friends and the after-effects of war, but it takes too long to live up to its ambitious premise.
September 6, 2006
A haunting and unpredictable film that more people need to discover.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 26, 2006
Movies don't get more emo. But don't hold that against it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A trifle self-indulgent -- well, it is directed by Alan Parker -- but never boring
July 15, 2005
There's something truly beautiful about this friendship story, the adaptation is wonderful, the music brilliant, and the ending sublime.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
A very strange and beautiful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 14, 2003
Striking Alan Parker film too often overlooked.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2003
One of those rare movies that successfully brings a psychological novel to the screen without sacrificing its saliency or complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 23, 2003
An audacious movie about friendship and survival in a world of varied violations to the human spirit.
May 20, 2003
Most of Birdy is enchanting.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2003
A haunting film with fine performances and a great Peter Gabriel score.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2002
Quiet, thoughtful, and really quite touching. Cage and Modine do some great work together. And that Peter Gabriel score!
| Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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