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Birth Reviews

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November 2, 2004
By trying to turn Birth into a thriller, the filmmakers undermine its intriguing issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 29, 2004
A mess, elegant at times, but a mess nonetheless.
October 28, 2004
May be the most futile application of cinematic and acting skill I've seen all year.
October 28, 2004
In the middle of a story that lurches from unsettling to preposterous by way of sheer ookiness, there is one moment of sheer, breathtaking bravura.
Read More | Original Score: D
December 22, 2010
What were they thinking?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 7, 2004
Flashes of brilliance which are ultimately squandered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 1, 2004
I didn't find it spellbinding at all.
May 3, 2005
Frustratingly stillborn.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 7, 2004
It takes care and precision to make an audience go along with a premise as peril-fraught as this one, and Birth doesn't quite manage it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 18, 2009
Manhattan-based supernatural thriller done in the tone of "Rosemary's Baby" starts out strong but loses all steam in its third act.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 6, 2004
Although slightly exploitative in its provocative skin, Birth is a daring but stylishly sluggish mysterious melodrama that misses its mesmerizing, tawdry mark
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 29, 2009
Kidman has another turkey for her resume.
October 28, 2004
One of those films that is so strangely, off-the-wall awful that collectors of such things may well have a blast watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2004
Its ridiculousness is exacerbated by how seriously it takes itself and also by its highfalutin pretensions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 29, 2004
Birth is a haphazard discombobulated mess with a major talent drowning in the film's placenta-like goo.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
October 27, 2004
I think Nicole Kidman let the Lenny Kravitz lovin' distract her while reading the script for Birth.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 29, 2004
[H]overs dangerously close to romanticizing pedophilia...
October 29, 2004
This bizarre, surreal, even salacious drama, tackling one of society's ultimate taboos, is a creepy yet compelling metaphysical concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 28, 2004
Becomes more labored, its plot twists more predictable and its characters less believable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 29, 2004
Such a meticulously wrought piece of hokum that it's both easy to admire and impossible to warm up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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