Birdman ratings and comments
Members' ratings and comments on Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), shown on 6th May 2015.
Members’ rating: 64.1%: A-13, B-14, C-8, D-6, E-7. 48 votes from 79 members who signed in.
Members’ comments: Love: everyone is chasing that crazy little thing: good acting: loved it. The drums added atmosphere to a very confusing film. I think I liked it, but not sure I understood it! what was the drum solo all about? It was very well made for what it was - whatever that was! A full two hour ego trip to prove what, with an incomprehensible dialogue. I enjoyed this film choice and the chaotic movement between scenes and the soundtrack that accompanied it. Dialogue impossible to interpret - apart from foul language: not exactly an inspiring story - no Oscars from me! Great! All the awards richly deserved. Passionate and totally believable acting: tedious lead up but WHAT A CLIMAX. I loved this film, superb characters beautifully portrayed. Chaotic. I'm not sure I understood it! 20 mins too long - they didn't know how to end it but, apart from that, brilliant! A film about mumbling luvvies for luvvies, acted by mumbling luvvies. Very difficult to follow the plot - far too much use of the f-word; very disappointing. Not my cup of tea, disjointed rubbish: "Oscar winner" - they must be on another planet. Swings from bravura to tiresome and back again: highly self-regarding. Cruel, claustrophobic, compelling - magnificent. Challenging - sound was variable: great acting: worth seeing again. Brilliantly acted and directed apart from difficulty catching all the dialogue. Excellent acting, bizarre plot - reality or imagination? who knows! The star of the film was the Director of Photography - great shots. Remarkable, but not much fun. Very bad sound quality: confusing film, difficult to follow: can't understand how it won so many awards. Too left field for my liking I'm afraid. Good make up at the end: horrible camera work and noise which made me feel ill: remind me to avoid this director. Unique and extraordinary. Interesting but too long. Low quality, self referential and about an hour too long! Very well acted and a cleverly produced film. Thought it would never end. Interesting concept spoilt by poor sound: first half I hated but warmed by the end. Splendid. Different! The Oscars show Hollywood admiring its own cleverness - imaginative but self indulgent and too noisy for me. Fabulous! Understand why it got an Oscar - thanks CFS for giving us this film. Too weird for me. A compelling film from start to finish.