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      Bird People

      Released Sep 12, 2014 2h 8m Drama Romance List
      59% Tomatometer 37 Reviews 40% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An overstressed American businessman (Anaïs Demoustier) and a French chambermaid (Josh Charles) make a connection at an airport hotel in Paris. Read More Read Less

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      Bird People is admirably ambitious, but its handful of high-flying moments don't add up to a consistently compelling film.

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      J. R. Jones Chicago Reader People are just like birds, this French drama asserts-over and over again, with mind-numbing obviousness, until you might feel like spreading your wings and flying away yourself. Nov 6, 2014 Full Review Robert Abele Los Angeles Times An airport hotel may not seem the most inspiring of locations for a story of life-changing consequence, but French filmmaker Pascale Ferran's delicate, compassionate "Bird People" is just that sort of risk-taking existential adventure. Sep 25, 2014 Full Review Stephanie Merry Washington Post The vehicle for the message feels haphazard, as if Ferran were trying to create a patchwork of various film types rather than one cohesive piece. Rated: 2/4 Sep 25, 2014 Full Review Diego Batlle The film is too cold and strained to be at the caliber of the kind of movie that goes from realism to the fantastic. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 17, 2023 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine This is CGI even more invisible than David Fincher’s color correction — I couldn’t spot it at all, which means the job’s been done perfectly. Jan 24, 2023 Full Review C.J. Prince Way Too Indie Through such a bold stroke of originality, Bird People highlights the boundless opportunities makes available through storytelling. Rated: 7.9/10 Jun 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Alec B There's a moment, about 2/3 of the way in, that will either win you over completely or lose you. I can't say much more for fear of spoiling it, but sufficed to say I'm firmly in the former camp as it blows up the story in such an exciting way without being inconsistent with the rest of the film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Starts as a promising film with the first part starring Josh Charles and his midlife crisis. However, as it continues it gets unclear and scattered, as if the plot's details weren't put together enough. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting movie. Both connected and unconnected. For a 2014 movie, everyone sure smokes a lot. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Hassiel M Taking care of creating an amazing environment with the increasing perfection in the composition of the images, and the confidence of the actors, you can almost feel the truthfulness of their actions until you realize that all its strengths are lost to the lousy unstructured script and the over compensating dialogues. The repetitive reactions and the lack of depth given to the characters in no moment lets you know neither Josh Charles nor Anais Demoustier, and the intentions behind their actions stay forever in their minds; and it's such a shame because for a moment the beautiful metaphor it's almost worth it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/23/15 Full Review Audience Member Starts out so well, very interesting turn about three quarters of the way through, but then it goes nowhere. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Det kom til et vendepunkt og da falt jeg av. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An overstressed American businessman (Anaïs Demoustier) and a French chambermaid (Josh Charles) make a connection at an airport hotel in Paris.
      Pascale Ferran
      Denis Freyd
      Pascale Ferran, Guillaume Bréaud
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Archipel 35, Titre et Structure Production, France 2 Cinema
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 12, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 13, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 8m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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