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Bird Box (2018)

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Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Josh Malerman (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Malorie
Trevante Rhodes ... Tom
John Malkovich ... Douglas
Sarah Paulson ... Jessica
Jacki Weaver ... Cheryl
Rosa Salazar ... Lucy
Danielle Macdonald ... Olympia
Lil Rel Howery ... Charlie
Tom Hollander ... Gary
Machine Gun Kelly ... Felix (as Colson Baker)
BD Wong ... Greg
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Rick
Vivien Lyra Blair ... Girl
Julian Edwards ... Boy
Parminder Nagra ... Dr. Lapham
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Storyline

In the wake of an unknown global terror, a mother must find the strength to flee with her children down a treacherous river in search of safety. Due to unseen deadly forces, the perilous journey must be made blindly. Directed by Emmy winner Susanne Bier, Bird Box is a thriller starring Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, and Trevante Rhodes. Written by Netflix

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Lose Sight of Survival

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and brief sexuality. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bird Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Josh Malerman wrote the rough draft of the source novel prior to the release of The Happening (2008) and The Road (2009). See more »

Goofs

When the trio is reunited after Molly tumbles down a ravine, they are in a group hug, and Girl's blindfold is very loosely tied in the back, almost ready to fall off. When they the start to walk again, her blindfold is fastened securely. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man: [over the radio] We have a place, a compound. We have a community. It's safe here. How many of you are there? Are any of them children? Because, the fastest way to get here is by the river, and I don't think you could make it with kids.
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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B Minor, HOB. XVI: 32 - Il Menuet
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performed by Ben Lester
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an interesting but slightly underwhelming thriller
17 November 2018 | by kingsgrl2010See all my reviews

A post-apocalyptic thriller in the vein of A Quiet Place. There are plenty of differences that makes this movie worth watching but has a hard time giving the viewer a surprising or new experience. As I was watching I was able to predict some things that happened, and a twist that should have been shocking ends up being the weakest part of the movie. The movie is at its best when the tension from the mysterious creatures is heightened in small places. When there are too many characters on screen you don't feel the urgency or connect with the characters that may not make it. Sandra Bullock gives another great performance and I can't wait to see Trevante Rhodes in more movies, he really left an impact on the story. Overall a nice watch on Netflix when it comes out, with some great tension, and a nice arc of Sandra Bullock's character.

just as an FYI - I did see this at the World Premiere at AFI Fest with the whole cast and director in person. so I did see it in a theatre and I am so glad I did! Definitely worth watching on Netflix too.


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