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  1. Indio's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    The reason I joined was because this movie was suppose to be available for viewing. Why has it been removed?? Big let down.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Oeuvre cinématographique bancale et baroque, avec quelques courtes séquences flamboyantes et saugrenues à la fois, qui ne s'impose ni se dérobe au spectateur quelquefois étonné de tant d'acrimonie dans un océan d'inutilités et de ratures... www.cinefiches.com

  3. Ben Peyton's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Basically unwatchable. Kept waiting for it to get better but it never did.

  4. Omus's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Weirdest James Bond movie ever.

  5. Eric Rucker's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Completely bananas. Really glad I saw it. Thank you, Mubi!!!

  6. Zanna Walsh's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Oh dear...I couldn't even laugh at this. I really think the lead, Bert, really had given himself way too much to do. I would like to know that when they were all "doing" this film, did they actually think it was anything other than really, really, bad.?. Make-up, beards, accents, and those bloody bongos. I think I know why the print was "lost" for over 50 years.

  7. David R Williams's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    You've heard of films so bad they're good? This ain't that. A train wreck of a film that is stunning in its ineptitude and yet - there's something about it that mesmerizes. There's elements of trance films throughout and the sweat is all too real. Love to see this remade by someone with a bit of talent.

  8. Cosma's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    1 star? 2 stars? So-bad-that-it's-good cliché? What? Are you serious? I mean, what are you looking for in a movie? Fancy photography? Fancy performances? Fancy music? Come on! Look at it... Just look at it... Look... This movie exudes love for cinema at every frame... This is touching... Touching I say...

  9. Jamie's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Your brain keeps telling you how bad this is, but you can't take your eyes off it. The setting and improbably good soundtrack somehow manage to elevate the awful writing and acting to create a genuinely engaging and pretty weird horror movie.

  10. guillermo's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Great horror movie. Really psychotic, macabre, and unhemilich. The core of madness lives inside the story, but also drives the camera. A cinematic treasure.

  11. LeStalker's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    En dépit du jeu outré des acteurs, le film parvient à créer de l'angoisse et surprend avec quelques très belles scènes lapidaires.

  12. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    If you're curious about this, then by all means watch it. There's a blend of Deliverance, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Murder by Contract - so it's a fun romp, and there's also a striking feminist message. But it has dated, and while the music is great, I'll take my psychological horror with a little less Corcovado, thanks.

  13. Joel's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    The house set is fantastic, and the scenes of the man struggling through the swamp are neat. It's not the weirdest film ever made, and I doubt it could be considered very shocking even for its decade. The opening scene is probably the most disturbing part of the film: when Bert suddenly starts ranting about mosquitoes, and everyone just sort of stares at him with a helpless and puzzled expression.

  14. AlexOgi's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    A strange little film. had some nice bw / noir images which came with a very dark screaming. One star is for that. The second star was for the „mother“ who spoke and behaved so strange /naive / too artistic /creepy /too much that she had something fascinating. The story didn‘t tell me anything. I was happy for the synopsis here, so I could understand what was all about. If you don‘t watch it,you havent lost anything

  15. Diego Bravo's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Like a porn film without the porn.

  16. Edward Morris's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    I knew it was the mom. All along. And I didn't like the sound of those drums. Swamp-tastic!

  17. Vítor Freire Zannin's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    "The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds" is 0% good, but 100% fun. It is absurd stupidity and bad taste as an ethos. Psychoanalysis for dummies, from dummies.

  18. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Pretty awful but not without some charm. There's certainly a decent dollop of atmosphere, a couple of darker moments hint at the potential for a much better film, and it may well make you chuckle at a lot of the unintentionally comedic moments.

  19. DrFirestone's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    In theory this shouldn't work at all, yet this film has an irresistible and unexplainable charm. The acting is bad, so are dialogues, not to mention the ridiculous plot. This mixture creates a unique sense of mystery, a feverish dream, and that ending - abrupt but weirdly mysterious! The film has some brief moments of greatness, especially when comes to the cinematography. I'm glad this film was found and recovered.

  20. zi's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    One of the better terrible films I've seen. It is awful in many respects, but also compelling.

  21. msmichel's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    A supposed exploitation holy grail that was believed to be lost was restored in 2017 yet hardly seems worth the effort. Grade 'Z' production values and performances and a nonsensical plot wear out the pictures welcome pretty quick. Hard to pick the worse performance here but I would narrow it down to Mrs. Pratt or the innkeeper's beard. Great score though...love the bongos.

  22. El Biffo's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    Swamp Sleaze Cinema! (an actual sub-genre). No masterpiece here, but there's so much creativity and originality on the part of almost everyone involved in this film that was pretty much non-existent in 1965 Hollywood. A dirty grimy look/feel that a big budget film wouldn't have been able to achieve. I am glad that this film was re-discovered, restored, and presented on Mubi along with the other films in this series.

  23. Luis Alcocer Guerrero's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    A film moving between genuine wild poetry and absolute naïveté. There's artistic risk, narrative ingenuity, freshness, a very peculiar way of thinking cinema and great music.

  24. wdrazo's rating of the film The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

    A lost B film, The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds is gritty, grimy. Shot in Key Largo area of the Everglades fifty years ago and presumed lost, this Tobacco Road film noir is barely better than Plan 9 from Outer Space. Bert Williams, the director/ producer, had a supporting role career in Hollywood. Even with bongos, the title tune, written by the director/producer's wife, Peggy, is catchy in a reserved Beatnik way.

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