Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 281

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 140

Theatrical Release Date: 10/17/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/17/2015

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

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

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3.5/4

Mark - wrote on 08/31/2016

Funny and entertaining throughout...the Rachmaninoff made the wonderful ending soar even higher...

Rating of
4/4

The Host - wrote on 08/17/2015

Best film of 2014! The Academy chose wisely.

Rating of
3.5/4

Rod - wrote on 03/31/2015

Well-deserved OSCAR Best Picture Win! Seamless and great cast performance!

Full Movie Reviews

Guilherme
Guilherme
Rising Star

Rating of
4/4

Guilherme

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
cinegeek.de
Producer

Rating of
N/A

Zwiespalt

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 fiel. …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

"Birdman" by Yojimbo

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.  The reviews are phenomenal, and it looks like it could be the perfect combination of weird and brilliant.  I'm super stoked!

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

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
smeagol
Producer

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

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