Overall Rank: 318
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 148
Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/17/2015
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Actors: Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough
Plot: He once played an iconic superhero - but that was then, and this is now. With a huge ego and family trouble - a washed-up actor will attempt to put his troubles behind him at he mounts a comeback on Broadway. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
How do you even start to evaluate "Birdman?" It's definitely the weirdest movie on the list of Best Picture winners. It's excellent cast and masterful cinematography make this comedy an original experience.
Mark - wrote on 08/31/2016
Funny and entertaining throughout...the Rachmaninoff made the wonderful ending soar even higher...
The Host - wrote on 08/17/2015
Best film of 2014! The Academy chose wisely.
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Guilherme - wrote on 09/17/2016
This movie is the main reason why I watch and why I love movies! This movie talks about everything in life, specially about existence, relationships, parenting, depression, insights, movie critics, personal and professional life... This movie literally is a boost of life.
The characters and the relations shown in the movie are revitalizing. It is filled with great and awesome performances and I should have said this right off the bat that the casting for this movie seemed like it was picked more than cautiously, almost at the edge of perfection.
The gorgeous performances allied with a great script led the characters throughout the whole movie in a fast pace which helped the stile of the movie.
Besides a beautiful and jazzy score, great performances and amazing script, there is one …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/12/2016
Das erste Mal sehen wir "Birdman" Michael Keaton in seiner Garderobe sitzend von hinten. Er wirkt friedlich, doch in seinem Inneren - eine knurrende grummelige Stimme, die auf ihn einredet... Dann sehen wir Birdman wieder, wie er wie ein Wahnsinniger über den Times Square rast. Er hat sich aus seinem Theater ausgeschlossen. Das sind die Extreme, durch die Regisseur Alejandro G. Inarritu mit Birdman steuert - voller kühner Ambitionen und spektakulärem handwerklichen Geschick! Es scheint auch so, dass der früher so schicksalsträchtige Inarritu zum ersten Mal Spass gehabt hätte! Birdman jedenfalls ist von Anfang bis zum Ende eine einzige Wucht! Ein zweieinhalb stündiger Film, gefilmt von Emmanuel Lubezki in einem Take. Ein Bühnendarsteller fiel aus, weil ihm eine Lampe auf den Kopf …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/20/2015
An ageing Hollywood star battles both his co stars and his own on screen superhero alter ego when trying to find thespian credibility while attempting his own adaptation on the Broadway stage. This is one of those films where the marketing is guilty of very misleading advertising; the trailer makes it look like an off beat superhero comedy, but the fact is that the "Birdman" character is hardly in the film at all. It's really a character study concerning the cult of celebrity, the need for acknowledgement and affirmation and the ever widening generation gap in the internet age. Despite finding fame as a Hollywood action star, Michael Keaton's nicely played protagonist is still riddled with insecurities, especially when dealing with his estranged daughter and his fellow actor Ed Norton …
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Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 2014-10-14 23:28
I'll see it as soon as it expands out here.&nbsp; The reviews are phenomenal, and it looks like it could be the perfect combination of weird and brilliant.&nbsp; I'm super stoked!
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2014-10-14 20:39
So much good buzz surrounding this film - plus, it's great to see Michael Keaton back and I'm an unabashed Edward Norton fan as well. Throw in Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis - why not. I have a feeling it will expand some, but you're right - it probably won't get the audience it deserves, but I also have a feeling it could be up for some of the major awards, and then maybe people will find it.
smeagol - wrote on 2014-10-14 12:04
Looking forward to seeing this. as i like norton and keatonits been getting some awesome reviews. but for some reason its only being released in 4 cinemas so far which is crazy. will it go the same way as snowpiercer and blue ruin of being one of the best movies but slide under the radar due to no wide release.i find it so strange great films dont get a wide release.assuming this one is as good as they say that is. but i like the concept and trailor so far