Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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Released: 27 August 2014 Released
Producted By: Worldview Entertainment
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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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Alejandro González Iñárritu

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FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
TaryBiggBall It was OK. I don't see why everyone loves it so much. It wasn't very smart or deep or well-directed.
DipitySkillful an ambitious but ultimately ineffective debut endeavor.
Darin One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
thebc-86158 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) is a cluster of film genres that blend together so seamlessly in this tale of a retired superhero actor who writes, directs, and stars in a play to show the world that he isn't just that one guy in that kid movie as he deals with his substance abusing daughter, his ex wife, a brilliant but offensive method actor, his cast, and his own voice in his head telling him to f the world and make Birdman 4. It's a film that's so real in its stars performances but so dream-like in its cinematography and directing being edited to look like there was no edits in a beautiful "one-shot" filming style. The performances are literal perfection, the style has a lot of substance, and the ending is an ambiguous delight. 10/10
Pete D. Anyone that has lived through the 60's and 70's has seen this level of pretentiousnous before. Or at least has seen the glowing, wide eyed fawning over this level of pretentiousness before. The mind numbing attention to technical detail never lets you forget that you are watching something "significant". In the midst of some first rate acting, the actors never seem to become comfortable with the choreography required to stay out of the cameras' way.
conradleimgruber This movie is beautiful in everyway and truly shows a part of Hollywood that people ignore- the feeling and emotions of the celebrities. This movie explores themes of belittlment and not being good enough in fascinating ways, I was impressed all the way through. This movie is truly a wonderful experience from start to finish.
zzthatkidzz The film is a rich complex piece of cinematography. It is not a 'movie' but a piece of cinema which satirises 'movies'. It deals with multiple concepts through its diverse array of characters, which I hope allows for everyone to leave with something at the closing credits. For me it has mostly helped me have a better understanding of the manifestation of mental illness, but for others it may open their eyes to the shallow nature of our technocratic age or the consequences of the human ego.This genius piece of cinema is something to be truly respected. As we now respect works of Shakespeare or Chaucer, we should respect this film In the same way. I believe this because of the similarities between both pieces of art, Shakespeares work holds such fascination due to its philosophical qualities but also the limitless interpretations that can arise from his work and this is also true of Birdman. Therefore the film is something to be admired, thought about and analysed, it is not to be consumed simply as a 'movie'.