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Birth (2004)



Critic Consensus: A well-mounted production is undermined by a muddled, absurd storyline of questionable taste.

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Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiancée, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life.
R (for sexuality)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cameron Bright
as Young Sean
Danny Huston
as Joseph
Lauren Bacall
as Eleanor
Anne Heche
as Clara
Peter Stormare
as Clifford
Ted Levine
as Mr. Conte
Cara Seymour
as Mrs. Conte
Zoe Caldwell
as Mrs. Hill
Scott Johnsen
as Caterer
Joe M. Chambers
as Sinclair
Charles Goff
as Mr. Drummond
Joe M. Chalmers
as Sinclair
Sheila Smith
as Mrs. Drummond
Milo Addica
as Jimmy
Tessa Auberjonois
as Woman in Lobby
Jordan Lage
as Peter
Margot Jewers
as Real Estate Agent
Ian Hoffberg
as Runner
Laura Fallon
as Runner
John Juback
as Man in Lobby
Kavita R. Mangroo
as Woman at Counter
Alexandra K. Salo
as Woman at Party
Hollis Jones
as Woman at Party #2
Libby Skala
as Bridesmaid
Bruce Bennetis
as Wedding Photographer
Gregory Smith
as Photographer
Jerry Fuentes
as Cop #2
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Critic Reviews for Birth

All Critics (143) | Top Critics (42)

Unusually austere and ambiguous.

November 11, 2004
Top Critic

By trying to turn Birth into a thriller, the filmmakers undermine its intriguing issues.

Full Review… | November 2, 2004
Top Critic

A dismayingly skillful exercise in high-style creepiness.

November 2, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

I didn't find it spellbinding at all.

November 1, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The picture, as a whole, never gets beyond its surface.

Full Review… | October 30, 2004
Top Critic

Too highbrow for the multiplex and too literal for the hipsters, it's unsatisfying both as gothic camp and serious cinema.

Full Review… | October 29, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

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Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

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It bored me really and i didnt finish it, it just was slow and boring

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Anna is a widow who is about to re-marry when a young boy claims to be her husband reincarnated. Some inappropriate scenes.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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