• mlcgs34

    ★★★★½ Watched by mlcgs34 03 Jan, 2015

    THis is a first time watch for me, as I think I avoided it because I never believed birds to be a big threat or to be that scary. Hitchcock though proves me wrong as her makes birds not only a formidable foe, but pretty terrifying as well. The conversation in the diner with the patrons talking about birds and how futile it would be if ALL the birds in the world start a war on mankind really works and…

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  • Micha

    ★★★½ Watched by Micha 26 Dec, 2014

    I enjoyed Tippi Hedren and the movie itself is decent. But "The Birds" leaves a kind of unsatisfied feeling back ...

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  • Michael

    ★★½ Watched by Michael 05 Jan, 2013

    I don't like any of the characters. There are some effective scenes, though, and the effects work is surprisingly good for the time.

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  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jakub Flasz 01 Jan, 2015

    A woman walks out of the building, closes the door behind her and proceeds down a a long flight of wide steps, the kind of steps you'd find leading up to a church rather than a school. She looks around and spots a bench nearby. She sits down in a dignified manner, crosses her legs to assume a ladylike position and opens her purse in search of a cigarette. Together with the first breath-load of smoke, she takes in the…

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  • The Ron

    ★★★ Rewatched by The Ron 31 Dec, 2014 2

    I remember seeing Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds as a kid, but I don't remember if it scared me. If I had to guess I'd probably say it did, but I haven't seen it probably since the 80's so I decided to give it a re-watch. Watching it now I didn't find it very scary or creepy. It's got the classic Hitchcock build up going for it, but the special effects used in some of the bird attack scenes haven't aged…

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  • tjeckz

    ★★★½ Added by tjeckz

    Frightening story about a San Francisco free-spirited woman who, on a whim, travels to a small coastal town. While there, she makes some new friends... but the birds of the town start acting strangely. Soon enough, there are full-blown bird attacks and people are turning up with their eyes pecked out. One of the first movies of its kind, moody, and with a likable lead. At times, it almost has the feel of more modern zombie films.
    Oscar Nomination for Special Visual Effects.

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  • Tyler Moore

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tyler Moore 25 Dec, 2014

    It's too slow for my liking in the first two acts (the suspense isn't up to par with other Hitchcock classics), but a stellar third act makes up for it. Tippi Hendren is incredible!

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  • Matt Mansfield

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Matt Mansfield 21 Dec, 2014

    "Pretty. what are they?"
    "Lovebirds."
    "Hmmmmmm. Well, good luck, Ms. Daniels"

    love how transparent the "lovebirds" imagery is, as if Hitchcock knew it was ridiculous and kept it in as a joke

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  • Brandon Sawyer

    Rewatched by Brandon Sawyer 31 Oct, 2014

    What a weird movie this is. There’s barely even a hint of something going on with the birds for nearly the first hour: Melanie gets dive-bombed by a seagull, reports of chickens not eating… it’s at least 45 minutes in before little Cathy’s birthday party and the first real attack. And before that... what? A bit of romantic comedy in the pet store? A small-town romantic melodrama adding an ex-lover and a mother who can’t let her boy go? What’s…

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  • Jacob Fisher

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jacob Fisher 10 Dec, 2014

    My new favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie. Crazy, fun, and yet still manages to be scary at the time with great performances from Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. The special effects were amazing for it time.

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  • Si Sharp

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Si Sharp 09 Dec, 2014 1

    Some of the drama felt a bit flat this time round, but this a technical masterpiece. I struggle to think of another director who could make a bird invasion realistic and intimidating in 2014, that Hitch did it over half a century ago deserves some credit.

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  • salpi

    ★★★★½ Added by salpi

    good

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