Birdman Reviews

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January 16, 2015
Birdman is a one-trick pony of a movie, but what a trick. The technical achievement alone is immense.
January 2, 2015
Birdman, more than most, seems a film that deserves a second viewing, not only to admire the work of Keaton and his co-stars, but to delve into its many layers.
January 2, 2015
It's a quasi-religious fable about a man haunted by the past and facing a profound moral and existential crisis in the present, and it's a dazzling display of virtuoso cinematic technique and showboat performances.
January 2, 2015
The characters in Birdman don't always find redemption, but Iñárritu's faith in people has never felt more real.
January 2, 2015
This is a strange and beautiful and unique film, one of the best movies of the year.
January 2, 2015
The reason this scalding industry satire works as well as it does is because it has a grounding in some fairly uncomfortable truths about the movie business even as the plot indulges in flights -- literally -- of fancy.
January 2, 2015
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the sort of movie that ends up on a person's favourite-movies-of-all-time list. It's really that fresh.
December 26, 2014
Billy Wilder once said: "If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you." I'm guessing Mexican writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu would agree.
December 25, 2014
At certain moments, watching it felt like inhaling laughing gas mixed with helium.
November 14, 2014
The brazenly off-kilter comedy offers a blistering look at how an industry rat race can decimate a man's self-worth.
October 30, 2014
Birdman takes advantage of every facet of Keaton's talent, from his knack for absurdist comedy to his seemingly effortless ability to tap into graceful profundity without making a big show of it.
October 24, 2014
Whether or not Riggan is in fact possessed of divine abilities-Iñárritu offers contradictory clues along the way-Birdman puts on clear display the indisputable superpowers of its cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki.
October 24, 2014
It's a white elephant of a movie that conceals a mouse of timid wisdom, a mighty and churning machine of virtuosity that delivers a work of utterly familiar and unoriginal drama.
October 24, 2014
Challenges, surprises and dazzles while still working at the edges of a frazzled mind.
October 24, 2014
My, but the new Alejandro G. Inarritu movie, Birdman, has some fascinating things going on.
October 23, 2014
A jaw-dropping stylistic wow that spins, pirouettes, turns inside out, and miraculously stays aloft for two hours.
October 23, 2014
Does it dip? A time or two. Does it take vivid flight? Absolutely.
October 23, 2014
Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman is so good, so profoundly entertaining, so confident that it makes you wonder whether the other Iñárritu -- the director of such weighty magazine spreads as 21 Grams, Babel, and Biutiful -- was a fraud all along.
October 23, 2014
I want to like Birdman more, but I don't have to; it's already so pleased with itself.
October 23, 2014
You want to latch onto Birdman's scruffy neck and fly wherever it goes, even if it's too close to the sun.
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