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Bird Box (2018)

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Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Josh Malerman (novel)
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560 ( 76)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Malorie
Trevante Rhodes ... Tom
John Malkovich ... Douglas
Sarah Paulson ... Jessica
Jacki Weaver ... Cheryl
Rosa Salazar ... Lucy
Danielle Macdonald ... Olympia
Lil Rel Howery ... Charlie
Tom Hollander ... Gary
Machine Gun Kelly ... Felix (as Colson Baker)
BD Wong ... Greg
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Rick
Vivien Lyra Blair ... Girl
Julian Edwards ... Boy
Parminder Nagra ... Dr. Lapham
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Storyline

In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Lose Sight of Survival

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bird Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to an article by Helen Bushby, director Susanne Bier suffered "sleepless nights" after Sandra Bullock refused to cut holes in the blindfold she wore for the film. See more »

Goofs

When they arrive back from the mall (51:56) and see the house from outside, newspapers are plastered on the outside of some windows on the 2nd floor, while the windows next to it have newspapers inside the glass. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: [over the radio] We have a place, a compound. We have a community. It's safe here. How many of you are there? Are any of them children? Because, the fastest way to get here is by the river, and I don't think you could make it with kids.
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Soundtracks

Coming Down
Written by Kristin Gundred (as Kristin Welchez)
Performed by Dum Dum Girls
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Excellent all-around film that's refreshing for this genre
17 December 2018 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Can't believe some of the negative comments from these wannabe critics. This film was amazing in every aspect; directing was perfect, acting was outstanding - especially from the all star cast, and the writing was great!

Comparing this to "A Quiet Place" is just plain dumb. This film is based on a novel, and is in its own category. Sure the ending may have been a little underwhelming and not "Hollywood enough", but I still enjoyed it, and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

Those who question the ending, or have issue with unanswered questions (that really is an entire 2nd film), or what was the 'entity', use your imagination, or read the book if anyone wants to split hairs and know every detail.

The score was perfect, the pacing was excellent, the flashback scenes were well spaced out, and the length just right.

Ignore all the negative reviews, this film is perfectly produced based on a book adaptation. A well deserved 8/10 from me.


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