Review : Birdman

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“A washed up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of a Broadway play.”

Birdman is the most meta, most ambitious, most well directed and well acted movie I have seen in a very long time. Everything about this movie is done to the highest degree. Everyone here plays their part to perfection, some of them surprisingly so. This is truly a piece of art meant to imitate life and vice versa. The film itself is also shot to look almost entirely like one long, continuous shot that does so much to add to the charm and character of this movie. There is not one single weak link here. As I mentioned before the entire supporting cast is just fantastic, and with the timing that is made to be so much more important as it is both juxtaposed against the play itself and the effect of the continuous shot of the film, and you are never left with a spare second of wasted film. I can’t recommend this movie highly enough. It is truly something unlike anything else you have seen before, and worth it to the very, very end.

Review Score : 10 out of 10

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