• Esteban Gonzalez

    ★★★½ Watched by Esteban Gonzalez 14 Aug, 2014 2

    "Have you ever seen so many gulls? What do you suppose it is?"

    After having surprised and shocked audiences with Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock followed it up with another horror film, The Birds, which is more straightforward and generic than the rest of his films, but he still did experiment quite a bit with some elements here. There are no surprises or unexpected twists in The Birds and it pretty much plays out as a standard thriller slowly building the suspense…

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  • mattthephotoman

    Watched by mattthephotoman 14 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Vincent Mollica

    ★★★★ Watched by Vincent Mollica 12 Aug, 2014

    At his best Hitchcock can present the audience with a romance or an adventure for the ages, and then, through the audiences investment, mine it for depth. My problem with The Birds is that although he finds depth in the central relationships, the relationship between Taylor and Hedren is far colder and more perfunctory than it should be (likewise the relationship between Hedren and Taylor's mother), thus many scenes lack much of an emotional thrust.

    Still, this is about as…

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  • Henrik Hanssen

    ★★★★½ Watched by Henrik Hanssen 07 Aug, 2014

    I don´t like birds anymore. Thanks Alfred.

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  • MoviePhanatic

    ★★★ Watched by MoviePhanatic 05 Aug, 2014

    I can honestly say that I don't find this film to be suspenseful. I actually was laughing my way through it the entire time. It's quite enjoyable for that matter because the creatures harm the people for reasons that are never mentioned (my main flaw of the film). It's ending also was pretty horrendous and some things left me quesitoning but we do get some pretty good performances, some nice-looking visuals (that still hold up today) and a pretty corny…

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  • SikeChick

    ★★★½ Added by SikeChick

    True be told, there is a lot of cheesiness when you watch this movie today. *Blasphemy!!!* A lot of "hysterical" broads running around. Except Annie. Annie is one tough chick. It's because of her dark hair, I think. Some of the effects are awful. A good chunk of the dialogue is dreadful and a lot of people's actions (mostly Melanie's) are unbelievable. Still, it's an extremely fun to watch, dated though it may be.

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  • Katha

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Katha 03 Aug, 2014

    They just don't make them like this these days...
    (and if they did none would probably watch it)

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★★★ Watched by MatthewLB 30 Jul, 2014

    The story is about a slew of birds begin attacking a small town where a girl chases down a guy see likes. This movie has so goofy visual effect's at some parts but the characters act and react like normal people in real life.

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  • Richard Doyle

    ★★★ Rewatched by Richard Doyle 29 Jul, 2014

    I must confess I do not see what people see in this one. It takes 45 minutes to actually get going, which would be fine if the plot were compelling like the build up is in "Psycho" for example, or was connected to the rest of the film in a meaningful way, but it really isn't. It has some great individual sequences, but I find the climax to be extremely slow, static and devoid of real suspense. For me, this is one of Hitch's least efforts.

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  • Cody

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Cody 30 Jul, 2014

    This was my first Alfred Hitchcock movie I have seen. I do have a fear of seagulls, so this movie was terrifying, even after 50 years. Hitchcock made it very suspenseful and even made me think I heard some birds just outside my window!

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  • Michael Ipsen

    ★★★★★ Watched by Michael Ipsen 29 Jul, 2014

    My first viewing of this.. this masterpiece!!!
    Probably the only movie pre-1970 that actually scares me!

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  • Nick Kline

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nick Kline 24 Jul, 2014

    All kinds of psychosexual hell break loose. Jaws' fucked up big brother.

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