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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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2014
2h 0m
English
Drama, Comedy
A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.
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Michael Keaton
Riggan Thomson
Emma Stone
Sam Thomson
Edward Norton
Mike Shiner
Andrea Riseborough
Laura Aulburn
Amy Ryan
Sylvia
Naomi Watts
Lesley Truman
Lindsay Duncan
Tabitha Dickinson
Bill Camp
Crazy Man
Kenny Chin
Korean Grocer
Jamahl GarrisonLowe
Daniel (Stagehand)
Katherine OSullivan
Costume Assistant
Akira Ito
Translator
William Youmans
Bartender (Tommy)
Paula Pell
Lady in Bar
David Fierro
Man in Bar
Hudson Flynn
Kid in Bar (Billy)
Written By: Alejandro González Iñárritu (Screenplay), Alexander Dinelaris (Screenplay), + 2 more

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mogwaylaven says...
7 years ago
I honestly think they could have done a better job with this movie. Not sure why it is nominated for best picture, but it's not my cup of tea. The plot is weak and some acting is even weaker, which makes it funny because it's about a play. The dialog is long and sometimes lots of words have been used but nothing is said.
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shackra says...
7 years ago
I kind of crazy movie. It is not about they giving us «old-fashioned apocalyptic porn» like «Birdman: The Phoenix Rises.» «They love blood. They love action. Not this talky, depressing, philosophical bullshit» That's hilarious, because that's what the movie may look to the mainstream audience and that's exactly what they were expecting from Birdman. Bravo!
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kvdsteege says...
7 years ago
A thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
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dahercar says...
7 years ago
If you get to understand this film, it´s excellent. If you don´t, you are gonna think you waste 2 hours of your life.
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Mitzle-deleted-1476635645
10/10  7 years ago
So, I just saw Birdman, and it was pretty fucking fantastic. Now, I've been excited to see this movie for a while because it's from one of my favourite directors, Alejandro González Iñárritu. I've seen every single one of his feature-length films and I don't think there's a si More
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Bradym03
CONTAINS SPOILERS10/10  2 years ago
"I'm nothing. I'm not even here."

'Birdman' was my most anticipated film of 2014. But just like every time I really wanted to see a film so baldy I have to wait for a while until I finally get a chance to watch it. Story of my life really. But anywhere, I finally saw the f More
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drqshadow
7/10  2 years ago
Michael Keaton leads the charge as a teetering schizophrenic actor, struggling to find validation on Broadway after a long, expired run as a glossy Hollywood blockbuster-dweller.

On a purely technical level, it's astounding. Precisely edited to appear as though the whole thing were executed i More
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Matthew Brady-deleted-1534855046
CONTAINS SPOILERS10/10  5 years ago
"I'm nothing. I'm not even here."

The story to Birdman is about an wash up actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, More
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