• Peter Webb

    ★★★★½ Added by Peter Webb

    'The Birds' is what has today been reduced to the anthropomorphic killer forces of nature of 'Piranha', 'Sharknado', 'Birdemic' and the like. Yet 'The Birds' is different. Instead of your average, CGI attack of nature, it is genuinely terrifying, using a mixture of real life birds, practical effects and CSO to achieve that effect. The Birds actually has an engaging story (one could draw parallels to 'Psycho' by the mere fact it focuses on a female), who visits a seaside…

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  • Josh Needle

    Added by Josh Needle

    Love It!

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  • framptonhollis

    ★★★★½ Added by framptonhollis

    This is a Hitchcock horror classic! While it starts off pretty slow, the pay off is totally worth it.

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  • ericdrgmr

    ★★★ Watched by ericdrgmr 02 Feb, 2016

    A disappointment. More thoughts later.

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  • Paulo Godchalk

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Paulo Godchalk 02 Feb, 2016

    Hitchcock never cared about developing interesting or believable human characters. He threw pieces of meat in front of the screen and made the squirm in ways he knew audiences wold react to.

    Here, it's best to never question the sanity of Melanie, who drops everything to drive up north to surprise a man she doesn't know with love birds, and it's not fruitful to think deeply about the Oedipal relationship between Mitch and his mother. The melodrama here is beside…

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  • Amanda Torrez

    ★★★½ Added by Amanda Torrez

    Such a classic! Good, dramatic, action, anticipation, and just so amazing!

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  • Anna Smith

    ★★★★ Added by Anna Smith

    My first Hitchcock film! It was pretty cool! Fun fact: did you know that most of the birds were pigeons painted black because they were more cooperative and didn't move as much? Well, from what I heard, at least.

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  • Sal

    ★★★ Watched by Sal 31 Jan, 2016

    So this followed up Psycho.
    And it's worse in literally every way.
    The acting ranges from mediocre to stuff you could find in a soap opera.
    It looks a hell of a lot worse than Psycho despite being release three years after. There's those shitty old driving sequences that I fuckin despise. The birds, although i'm sure very good looking back in 63, look dated as all fuck now.
    Also there's randomly just lots and lots of exposition that adds…

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  • CianLangan

    ★★½ Watched by CianLangan 31 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I feel so robbed.

    When I finished watching The Birds I thought that something was wrong with my copy of the film. Surely, this can’t be the end right? With the characters just driving away into a flock of avian anarchists, with absolutely no resolution? No, surely the genius behind the suspenseful and self-contained films like North by Northwest, Psycho and Strangers on a Train wouldn’t leave us with such an abrupt and disappointing ending that completely undermines the progress…

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  • Nuno Meneses

    ★★★★ Added by Nuno Meneses

    FUCK YEAH !

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  • Kate ✌️

    ★★★★½ Added by Kate ✌️

    okay like i like this movie but also this movie is the reason why my mom won't let me get a bird so fuck this movie

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  • Cipriano

    ★★★★ Watched by Cipriano 28 Jan, 2016

    If this film came out today, it would be the end of Hitchcock’s career. It’s got more plot holes than all Christopher Nolan films put together, but who cares. The difference between this film and any other about terrible animal attacks on humans is merely Alfred Hitchcock. Why? Because probably, he is the only one capable of turning birds into something scary. His control over tempo is insulting to other suspense directors. The scenes are measured through the minimum detail,…

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