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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 by), Josh Malerman (based on the novel by)
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5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Never Lose Sight of Survival

Genres:

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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Trivia

There are two editions for the soundtrack album.

When the soundtrack album for Bird Box, made by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, was released about two weeks after the film's release, Trent Reznor said in a statement the Nine Inch Nails website: "For those interested, we will be releasing a more expansive (read: more self-indulgent) physical only offering this spring, that will contain an additional hour of music and artwork that colors further outside the lines". The soundtrack that was released in January 2019, was indeed called "Bird Box (Abridged)", but months went by and the expanded version release was delayed, leaving fans wondering when will it actually be released. Finally, on November 22, out of the blue, the full version of the soundtrack was released on Nine Inch Nails's website, exclusively on vinyl (with a digital download at purchase). It contains 13 extra tracks and an extra hour of music. See more »

Goofs

In the store, when someone starts knocking on the door to the loading bay, Douglas leaves the shotgun in his shopping cart. It's in his hands in the next shot. 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

Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.14 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Outside
Written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Performed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
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User Reviews

 
Pretty good
25 December 2018 | by BabyIDontCareSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie. It kept me from looking at my phone for two hours. What I don't understand is the griping from reviewers here that nothing was explained. Why do you need it explained? The characters don't know what the presence is, so why should we? The characters don't know why it happened, so why should we? Ignore the 5 star and under reviews and give the film a chance.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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