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633 Ratings

Bird Box

Directed by Susanne Bier
United States, 2018
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller


A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.

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Bird Box Directed by Susanne Bier

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  • chanandre's rating of the film Bird Box

    [Netflix] Tears and tears (tearing me apart). {Aphex Twin: Girl/Boy Song} Apparently no one on MUBI is missing anything, anyone, has not experienced loss or is enduring grief and since this is cool and meta or nostalgic in a cult way: here come the 2s and they're two too many. Hmmkay. |SóQueNão.| Susanne Bier always makes me cry. Bullock can be moist up in her seers yet chin won't quiver (talent!). Has inclusion ∇

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Bird Box

    Damn, is this what Susanne Bier does for a living now? I liked her earlier films which were nothing like this. I couldn't watch more than 13 minutes of this creepy, violent Horror Movie and my rating is based on those 13 minutes. I have heard of "selling out", but this is quite shocking to see from a director of Arthouse Dramas.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Bird Box

    A solid apocalyptic thriller in the vein of "The Mist" or "The Happening." This one is bolstered by a surprisingly stellar cast (Sarah Paulson! B.D. Wong!), and the fact it actually interrogates the point of surviving in a world where no civilization - or hope - remains. That this went straight to Netflix tells me there's little market for the midbudget, star-driven, R-rated genre film, which seems a shame.

  • Joe Bowman's rating of the film Bird Box

    Puzzled by the negative responses to this. Familiar, certainly, but better than 80% of the films released in the theatre in the US over the past five years. It and its resolution are perhaps too satisfying for my taste, but... I suppose I'm more forgiving than I thought.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Bird Box

    You don't even want to know about the deviations from the book. Let's just say they juiced it up. I really like America's sweetheart when she gets mean. Sure, it felt derivative of about 20 other movies. For example the opening scene where she's trying to get the kids motivated reminded me of Liam Neeson in 'Taken'. "If you take off your blindfold, I will find you and I will kill you!"

  • MATTEO BITTANTI's rating of the film Bird Box

    Ingredients: A Quiet Place (30%) Blindness (30%) H.P. Lovecraft (30%). Bird Box delivers an insular, regressive & paranoid parenting philosophy with scary ideological implications. If A Quiet Place invites Americans to keep their mouths shut and conform to the new normal, Bird Box urges them to keep their head down and their eyes closed: the message - "ignore the descent into Trumpian madness" - is truly unsettling.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Bird Box

    What gives "Bird Box" a (big) boost is its emotional gravitas. From Sandra Bullock and Trevante Rhodes' outstanding performances to thoughtful screenwriting, the film makes it clear early on that thrills and tension, though consistently strong, are only a piece of this delicious pie. Has more similarities with "The Mist" than "A Quiet Place," but with occasional beauty lurking in the melancholy. A low-key stunner.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Bird Box

    Bullock shines, but this is tonally wonky, glaringly typecast tripe, for the most part. Derivative, too.

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