Directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu
Starring
  • Michael Keaton
  • Edward Norton
  • Emma Stone
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Naomi Watts
Screenplay by
  • Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • Nicolas Giacobone
  • Alexander Dinelaris
  • Armando Bo
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Certificate

15

UK Release Date 1st January 2015

Summary

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is all set for an ambitious Broadway comeback. But when a castmate is injured, Riggan is forced to hire a new actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to make things difficult for him.

Is The Plot Interesting?

I didn’t go to see Birdman at the cinema, I waited for it to come on Sky Movies. And when it did, my mind kept wandering so I found myself having to rewind certain scenes and I did get slightly bored.

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Is The Acting Good?

Emma Stone was really good in Birdman, I didn’t think she could give such a powerful performance. There was one scene in particular, she delivers quite a big speech, where she just blew me away.

Is The Directing Good?

The directing is brilliant. Alejandro G. Inarritu deserves all the recognition he gets because his directing style works perfectly with this movie. Nobody could have directed this movie like he did.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

Every single scene flows from to another and it makes the movie feel like it’s just one continuous shot. The fact that there are lots of long takes also helps this idea of one continuous shot.

Is It Worth Watching?

Birdman is a very well shot and directed movie. From the trailers I watched and the synopsis I read before watching the movie, I thought I would have enjoyed it a lot more than I did but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it.

3/5

A man becomes a critic when he cannot be an artist, the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier. 

– Edward Norton as Mike Shiner