• MooseMeister

    ★★★★★ Watched by MooseMeister 02 Nov, 2015

    Chronological Hitchcock Marathon!

    Great electronic sound design and some of the most iconic horror movie images ever. I also like that the mystery of the attacking birds is just like that: a mystery, as well the rather dark ending. I appreciated The Birds now probably more than ever.

    Hitch cameo: leaving the Pet Shop with dual Schnauzers.


  • Matthew Beem

    ★★★ Watched by Matthew Beem 31 Oct, 2015



  • Andy

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Andy 01 Nov, 2015

    Tight story and compelling characters. This film unfortunately came on the heels of Psycho, which happens to be so compellingly stylish, especially with Bernard Hermann's score and Paul Rand's design. There are some truly eery moments in Birds, but there aren't enough of them, and even with such great payoffs (the eyes plucked out of a neighbor, the distorted warbling of the gulls) much of the movie looks rather tame.


  • John Winters

    ★★★★ Rewatched by John Winters 31 Oct, 2015

    'The Birds' is one of Hitchcock's most well-known and most identifying movies. Hitchcock's style uses the camera to imitate a person's gaze and forces viewers to "be there" as an event is unfolding. He framed shots to maximize the audience's anxiety, fear and empathy. He used innovative film editing. He had a love for the technical side of film making. There aren't enough positive things that can be said about the way Hitchcock crafted films.

    In 2015 it's hard to…


  • Dániel Hári
  • fistofan0077

    ★★★ Watched by fistofan0077 31 Oct, 2015

    There certainly were a lot of birds in this movie.


  • Daniel Mármol

    ★★★ Watched by Daniel Mármol 31 Oct, 2015

    The Birds, es por mucho, la película que menos me ha gustado del maestro Alfred Hitchcock, y eso no es porque sea precisamente una mala película, sino que al ser comparadas con sus grandes películas, como Psycho o Vertigo, se hace notable una diferencia significativa en cuanto a personajes y misterio en la trama, pero lo que sí se puede apreciar fácilmente es el toque de quien dirige esta película y es que nunca existirán 2 master of suspense.



  • Dirk van Eck

    ★★★ Watched by Dirk van Eck 30 Oct, 2015 24

    Twenty-fifth watch of Hoop-Tober 2.0. The Hitchcock classic The Birds may be one of the director’s most blockbuster-like productions with an appealing monster-movie premise about an unexplained terror coming from a small town’s bird population, turning all feathered creatures into remorseless killers that aim to kill each and every inhabitant. Unlike most modern ‘monster’ flicks, however, The Birds (notwithstanding the fact that the title literally only refers to animals) doesn’t forget to pay real attention to the human factor within…


  • Ryster

    ★★★★½ Watched by Ryster 31 Oct, 2015

    Hoop-Tober 2 - Film #30

    Here's the thing with The Birds, it makes something that we see everyday terrifying. This film does its job extremely well and that's to shock and frighten the audience. Birds are animals that are everywhere and there are millions of them. We see them everyday but never really take notice of them, well after this I'm suddenly aware of all the birds that are on my street. Alfred Hitchcock has made some terrific films and…


  • R Stefaniuk

    ★★ Watched by R Stefaniuk 30 Oct, 2015

    film #29 of my hoop-tober 2.0 challenge

    "i hardly think a few birds are going to bring about the end of the world"

    this is conceptually interesting but i literally fell asleep within the first half hour and never truly recovered interest. as usual, hitchcock is meticulous and has impeccible grasp of mise-en-scène and, as usual, it's not enough to make up for the emotional disconnect i feel


  • Frenchie's Reviews

    ★★★★ Added by Frenchie's Reviews

    Perhaps on first inspection this isn't as slick and brilliantly concieved as Hitchcock's prior masterpiece Psycho, as it has more in common with the low budget natural horror b-movies of the era, which going from a-movie to b-movie would perhaps make this a regression. But as absurd as the premise sounds, this is actually a masterful film. The first half is practically a romantic drama with the odd ominous touches of horror being foreshadowed. But this is Hitchcock, so the…


  • Kristīne

    Rewatched by Kristīne 30 Oct, 2015

    Bērnības trauma.