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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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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 »

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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 »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening scene, Sandra Bullock and Sarah Paulson playfully call each other "Dum Dum." The song playing in the background is "Coming Down" by Dum Dum Girls. See more »

Goofs

When Malorie and Olympia are about to give a birth Gary puts vinyl record on, to play Haydn's Piano Sonata (HOB. XVI: 32). However, the record label is Capitol, which not only never recorded or released this sonata, but is also the last label to use/show with piano music in general, the only pianist they ever had under contract was Leonard Pennario and that's all. Pennario did record one Haydn's sonata (of ~62 in total), but not this one. 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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Connections

References The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

I Say a Little Prayer
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Performed by Dionne Warwick
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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For those who don't understand the bad reviews
8 January 2019 | by richi-gondaSee all my reviews

I mean come on people, really?

This movie wasn't bad because it has unanswered questions, I'll give you that. I'm okay with not having answers - especially because why shoud we? Do people think if something like this ever happened (which I know it won't, but still), we would have answers? That is definitely not the problem. Without any answers, there still could have been scary or shocking moments, action, character development.

The problem is this movie is just pointless. There are no interesting characters, there are no scary or shocking moments, there is limited and dumb action, no character development, nothing. I'ts really just 2 hours of nothing.

I have seen reviews here before watching, but I thought there is so much hype, it can't be that bad. IT IS. I mean should this be a horror movie? Drama? Sc-Fi? I just couldn't tell, becuase it is none of those. It's just a bad movie.

To anyone with a little sense for the genre or movies in general, just don't waste 2 hours of your valuable time.

Also, I don't care that it's based on a book. It's either a bad adaptation or a really bad book. Maybe both. But after this movie, I'm definitely not reading the book.


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