• Connor Denney

    ★★★★½ Watched by Connor Denney 07 Apr, 2014

    The Birds is not about the birds. It is about fear. It is about the origins of mankind's fear and ways to deal with this emotion. Hitchcock's interestingly fantastical depiction of the attack of birds on mankind at times seems to border the ridiculous, but this film should not be taken literally. It is a glimpse at how the seemingly innocent aspects of life can infiltrate our thoughts, how fear can become ubiquitous. It is a statement on fear's ability to destroy man or to build him up. This is a great example of film's ability to model human emotion.


  • Keith LaFountaine

    ★★★½ Added by Keith LaFountaine

    An interesting effort from the master of suspense which is more of a look at society as a whole than it is a horror/thriller.


  • Rob Smith

    ★★★★ Watched by Rob Smith 31 Mar, 2014

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


  • kellllsey

    ★★★★½ Watched by kellllsey 19 Nov, 2013

    A concept that seems ridiculous, but is actually fantastic. I don't know if anybody other than Hitchcock could have done it. One of the best effect was that the film no score. It makes the bird noises and the horror have a whole different feel.


  • Jade Suanzes

    ★★★★ Added by Jade Suanzes

    Habrá muchas, pero ninguna la igualara.


  • Amanda Hamilton

    ★★★★½ Watched by Amanda Hamilton 25 Mar, 2014

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


  • Naughty

    ★★★★★ Watched by Naughty 27 Mar, 2014 2

    Terror is Timeless! The Bird's has successfully continued to terrorize generation after generation of moviegoers since 1963!

    The intense psychological fear rising from within compounded by the horrific imagery, the darkest of moods and tone, the deafening ear piercing sounds that send chills up and down your spine! The screams that you dare not utter are just some of Hitchcock's weapons of choice in his war against peace of mind!

    The scene near the end of the film inside of…


  • ChadS101

    ★★★ Watched by ChadS101 25 Mar, 2014

    This wasn't Hitchcock's strongest film, however, it wasn't has cheesy has its reputation either. The film actually had a small, but average, plot and the last thirty minutes were very suspenseful. The reason this film falls short of other great Hitchcock movies is that the ending left a lot to be desired and it was difficult to pull off without modern day special effects (or at least special effects from the 80's).


  • Matisse van Rossum

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matisse van Rossum 24 Mar, 2014

    Alfred Hitchcock steps away from the world of murders and into the world of crazed, murderous birds! This is a film that I've always enjoyed watching, despite the fact that it's a bit different from the rest of Hitchcock's body of work. In a some ways it could be considered a creature feature or monster movie (if you consider crows and seagulls monsters) but with less emphasis on the birds themselves and more of the typical Hitchcockian attention to characterization…


  • Ian W. Hill

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ian W. Hill 23 Mar, 2014

    Watched again at home a day after seeing it on a big screen to further examine some of the visual/textual tropes I noticed for the first time in a theatrical version. To wit:

    Importance of the telephone/communication. SO MUCH telephoning in this film (way more than most films), and then, after the Phone Booth Cage scene, no more. Lines dead.

    Images of culture/The Birds as negation of culture/All your arts and crafts and thought will not save you from Death.…


  • Marshall Granger

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Marshall Granger 23 Mar, 2014

    Goddamn! This movie is 10x cooler than I remembered.


  • lisadoris

    ★★★★ Rewatched by lisadoris 23 Mar, 2014

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