“Michael Keaton delivers the best performance of his career” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in this “funny, frenetic...” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times) film from co-writer/director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. When a has-been movie superhero (Keaton) risks everything for Broadway, he faces harsh critics, a deranged alter ego, his estranged daughter (Emma Stone) and a difficult stage star (Edward Norton). Also starring Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis, Birdman is “audacious, original, and bold” (Leonard Maltin, Indiewire.com).
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Birdman, more than most, seems a film that deserves a second viewing, not only to admire the work of Keaton and his co-stars, but to delve into its many layers.
It's a quasi-religious fable about a man haunted by the past and facing a profound moral and existential crisis in the present, and it's a dazzling display of virtuoso cinematic technique and showboat performances.
This is a strange and beautiful and unique film, one of the best movies of the year.
Birdman takes advantage of every facet of Keaton's talent, from his knack for absurdist comedy to his seemingly effortless ability to tap into graceful profundity without making a big show of it.
Whether or not Riggan is in fact possessed of divine abilities-Inarritu offers contradictory clues along the way-Birdman puts on clear display the indisputable superpowers of its cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki.
Challenges, surprises and dazzles while still working at the edges of a frazzled mind.
My, but the new Alejandro G. Inarritu movie, Birdman, has some fascinating things going on.