High Flying Bird

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High Flying Bird takes a thoughtful and engrossing look at professional sports that sees Steven Soderbergh continuing to test the limits of new filmmaking technology.

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A sports agent pitches a controversial business opportunity to a rookie basketball player during a lockout.

Cast & Crew

Melvin Gregg
Erick Scott
Glenn Fleshler
Intimidating Seton Colleague
André Holland
Executive Producer
Ken Meyer
Executive Producer
Joseph Malloch
Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Cinematographer
Andy Eklund
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Katie Bova
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All Critics (130) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (119) | Rotten (11)

  • Soderbergh's liveliest, most big-thinking work since Magic Mike, this is a quick, zingy, all-business sports drama that plays like Jerry Maguire with twin degrees in economics and sociology.

    December 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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  • Directed, shot, and edited by Steven Soderbergh, this cerebral Netflix original is an even more incisive drama about the business of sports than Moneyball.

    December 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • High Flying Bird could be called an anti-Sports Movie: its goal is not to uplift, but rather to provoke, mobilize and envision a future in which the players themselves own the league.

    December 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A Promethean sports drama that hums with the verve and purpose of Soderbergh's very best work.

    December 11, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
  • The director and cinematographer is Steven Soderbergh, who has recently returned after a blessedly brief 2012 retirement with manic energy. High Flying Bird continues his stream of crafting the tightest, snappiest pieces of movie work in recent memory.

    December 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • I think the paring of [Steven Soderbergh] and Tarell Alvin McCraney is inspired. It's such a beautiful, sharp, layered script.

    September 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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