arrow
copy to clipboard

Bird Box

5.7
9,623
Ratings
Synopsis
Post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future, where single mother Malorie Hayes (Sandra Bullock) and her two young children are among the survivors after supernatural creatures drive a large swathe of the Earth's population to bloody violence, sparked by simply looking at one of the creatures. Facing a perilous 20 mile journey on a small rowing boat while blindfolded, the family will have to rely on her wits and her children's trained ears. [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
Michael Nordine
IndieWire
"Susanne Bier's inventive drama is a welcome addition to the post-apocalyptic canon (...) Denying your characters one of their senses makes for incredibly tense moments"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"[It] is only partly successful (...) The haunting, hypnotic, palm-sweating score by Reznor and Ross promises way more than the film delivers.(…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Yolanda Machado
The Wrap
"[It] offers both an interesting take on the end of the world and riveting, emotional insights on survival, parenthood, and humanity itself."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Debruge
Variety
"An inexplicably bland ensemble that even a talented cast can’t render interesting."  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Scott Mendelson
Forbes
"It is a gripping, intense and character-focused melodrama (...) The picture is anchored by a conventionally terrific Sandra Bullock star turn"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Aisha Harris
The New York Times
"The horse-related theme is severely undercooked (...) Too often 'Bird Box' walks right up to the edge of pure suspense and disappoints"  NEG
United StatesUnited States M
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
"The film does succeed in building a feeling of oppressive claustrophobia and a last stand mentality (...) This is deep-dish popular material that feels shortchanged in terms of suspense, scares and thrills"  NEU
United StatesUnited States F
Brian Tallerico
rogerebert.com
"Undercooked metaphors about motherhood and a mishandled climax aside, there’s enough to like in Susanne Bier’s 'Bird Box' (…) Rating: ★★½ (out of 4)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
"[It] isn’t awful, but it is pretty bland.(…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Amy Nicholson
The Guardian
"A disappointingly clunky waste of a star-studded cast (...) These characters feel so crammed together and underwritten that they add up to almost nothing (…) Rating: ★★ (out of 5)"  NEG
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Tim Grierson
Screendaily
"A familiar dystopian thriller somewhat redeemed by Sandra Bullock’s emotional performance (...) [It is] bleak but also sluggish, never fully fleshing out the themes at the story’s core."  NEU
We encourage you to check the reviews' original sources. Intellectual property rights of these reviews belong to their authors and/or the correspondent media from which they have been extracted. If you'd like to help us to add more reviews to your favorite movies, just send us a message.
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2019 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark