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Movie Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 10/30/2014 by Taylor Holt


Stars: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Zach Galifianakis,

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence, Running time 119 minutes, Comedy/Drama

Compare to: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

It’s great to watch a film where you can really tell the actors involved treated this like it was going to represent everything they’ve ever done. Or as though it’s the last movie they’re ever going to do.

While comparisons between leading man Keaton and his onscreen counterpart, Riggan Thomson, are inevitable, one can only hope the comparisons begin and end at the two playing a superhero before superheroes were popular. Because Riggan is a few tools short in his shed. But it seems that’s exactly what Keaton needed to burst from his interesting supporting roles and back into the spotlight. Continue reading