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Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance [2014 film] (2014)

by Alejandro González Iñárritu (Director/Screenwriter), Armando Bo (Screenwriter), Alexander Dinelaris (Screenwriter), Nicolás Giacobone (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Lindsay Duncan (Actor), Zach Galifianakis (Actor), Michael Keaton (Actor), Clark Middleton (Actor), Edward Norton (Actor)4 more, Andrea Riseborough (Actor), Amy Ryan (Actor), Emma Stone (Actor), Naomi Watts (Actor)

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A black comedy story of an actor 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, his career, and himself.
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2023 movie #34. 2014. Riggan (Keaton) once known for playing Birdman in comic book movies, tries to redeem his career by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway play, while losing his mind. Excellent film, great cast. Won best movie and directing Oscars. ( )
  capewood | Feb 18, 2023 |
An actor who used to play a superhero produces a crappy Broadway play.

For a movie that has so much to say to criticize the artlessness of Hollywood movies, it has very little to offer itself. The characters are cliches, with no development worth mentioning. The big dramatic moments have no emotional weight. And, despite being advertised as a comedy and having a very funny cast, it has less humor than most good dramas. The One Long Take gimick would be pretty cool and impressive if this were a suspense film. In a comedy, it's a disaster. And a two hour drum solo? My head still hurts.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: A
Music: D

Enjoyment: C

GPA: 2.3/4 ( )
  comfypants | Nov 2, 2015 |
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play. (IMDb)
Review: This was rather surrealistic and boring. I kelp wondering what the point was. ( )
  DrLed | Nov 5, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
González Iñárritu, AlejandroDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bo, ArmandoScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dinelaris, AlexanderScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Giacobone, NicolásScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, LindsayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galifianakis, ZachActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Keaton, MichaelActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Middleton, ClarkActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norton, EdwardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Riseborough, AndreaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryan, AmyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stone, EmmaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watts, NaomiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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