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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

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Never Lose Sight of Survival


Certificate:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on the 2014 novel "Bird Box" by Josh Malerman. See more »

Goofs

When they are in the store and someone starts knocking on the door to the loading bay, Douglas leaves the shotgun in his shopping cart, but in the next shot he has it in his hands. 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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Featured in Half in the Bag: Bird Box (2019) See more »

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Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
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Don't Believe The Hype
28 December 2018 | by MickeyTheConstantSee all my reviews

After reading numerous, positive reviews, the wife and I tuned into this one, eager to see what the hype was all about. We were expecting something really scary and suspenseful but were very disappointed. To me it seemed like a rip off, of the vastly superior 'A Quiet Place'. In that movie we were really rooting for the family involved but in Bird Box I didn't really care. I normally like Bullock but in this movie I found her really unlikable and felt sorry for the two kids and others stuck with her. She shouts, winges and gives everyone pretty much a hard time. There is a point in the movie when the ever reliable John Malkovich is holding a gun or something and I just want him to actually finish most of those with him off and let the apocalypse take its course. They are all in his house moaning at him and the wife was very much 'it's his house and he let you in to save you so stop giving him grief or do one'. I had to agree with her. I really do like an apocalyptic movie but there are so many better movies out there that offer more scares and suspense. Worth a watch but don't expect too much originality or satisfaction at the end of it.


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