• Jason Darby

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jason Darby 10 Apr, 2016

    The Birds is definitely one of Hitchcock's best known films. The iconic shots of the birds attacking the denizens of this town have become staples of pop culture and parody in the fifty some odd years since the film's initial release. While I can certainly understand the effectiveness of Hitchcock's work (he rarely made a bad film, pe se), I don't think that this film quite measures up to the level of his previous string of masterpieces.

    Based on Daphne…


  • Rainey Dawn

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rainey Dawn 12 Jun, 2014

    A very good suspenseful thriller from the master of mystery, murder, mayhem and horror Alfred Hitchcock. The plot of the movie is just as you would guess: birds attaching people and the people will do anything to stop the terror. Yet as simple as the plot sounds, the movie is so much better than it sounds like it would be - it's the characters themselves that take the film to a A+ movie level rather than a simple b-rated horror…


  • Ben3214

    Watched by Ben3214 05 Apr, 2016

    Laughed so hard it made me cry


  • Reuben MUIR

    ★★★ Watched by Reuben MUIR 30 Mar, 2016

    I was quite disappointed with this film. Not least because this is the first Hitchcock film that I have not liked.

    The premise is very interesting, the story works well and the performances are very good. However the film fails to follow through. The dated special effects is something that most people have a problem with but whilst I feel they do let the film down a little I could have happily lived with them. The problem I have with…


  • Kirah

    ★★★★ Watched by Kirah 01 Apr, 2016

    They slammin' through yo windows
    Peckin' yo people up
    Tryin' to eat them
    So y'all need to hide yo kids
    Hide yo wife
    Hide yo kids
    Hide yo wife
    And hide yo husband, 'cause they peckin' errybody out here

    Not as great as 'Psycho' but nobody can deny this movie still packs its own punch. Even though this movie was made in '63, and thus the horror aspect of it shouldn't be that scary, I'm still finding trouble closing my eyes. But that's beside the point.


  • Neil Studd

    ★★★★★ Watched by Neil Studd 31 Mar, 2016

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

    Number of deaths indisputably attributable to birds: 0

    Number of deaths indisputably attributable to improper disposal of a lit match: 1



  • sinecausa

    ★★★ Added by sinecausa

    I liked 'Psycho' a lot, but can't understand 'The birds'.
    'Psycho' is 3 years older, but looks way better for me, or at least aged better than 'The Birds'.
    I don't understand why you could be scared while watching this movie and I didn't find the character-built-up interesting. That may occur to me, because it has a lot of parallels to the character-setting of 'Psycho' and I am not seeing sth. new.
    Also, so many scenes seemed unnecessary to me,…


  • Sam Gielen

    ★★★ Watched by Sam Gielen 30 Mar, 2016

    But.... but.. why?


  • Daniel Nava

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Daniel Nava 29 Mar, 2016

    I've seen The Birds two, maybe three, times and never took it very seriously. I considered it to be Hitchcock's weakest film by a considerable margin, and an all-together tedious and silly mess.

    This most recent viewing however, I've had a considerable change of heart; I really enjoyed it, both as a formal experiment and for its thematic ambiguities. I suppose that was one of the issues I took umbrage with on my previous viewings - I was preoccupied with…


  • samantha

    ★★★★ Rewatched by samantha 30 Mar, 2016

    every time i watch this it brings me back to primary school when the seagulls would attack everyone for their food at lunch good times


  • Rachel Enix

    ★★★★ Added by Rachel Enix

    This is one of my favorite Hitchcock films and it also freaked me out. This movie pretty much scared me as kid and made me extremely cautious of all birds. Especially crows. I consider it to be one of Hitchcock's best films because of the simple fact that he took something that we see everyday twisted it into something that could be deadly. It just is the simple fact that we didn't think about birds killing humans because humans see themselves as the dominant species.


  • Abby

    ★★★ Watched by Abby 28 Mar, 2016

    Despite this film being one of Hitchcock's most well known, this is probably my least favorite I've seen of his so far. It wasn't too bad, just didn't impress me as much as I had anticipated.