Birdman: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 3 years ago
Birdman: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]
Michael Keaton at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

“Birdman” is a dark comedy film directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu, which he has co-written with Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo and Nicola Giacobone. It opens in theaters on Oct. 17, 2014. The cast members include: Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Edward Norton, Bill Camp, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Merritt Wever, Damian Young and Lindsay Duncan. Read on to learn more about the “Birdman” synopsis and review.

“Birdman” Synopsis:

Back in the days, Riggan Thomson (Keaton) was known for his superhero role, Birdman. Now a-used-to-be-big-star, Riggan is prepping for his comeback (to relive his almost dying career), to stage Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” He will be co-starring with Lesley (Watts), who is also a movie star launching her Broadway debut, and Laura (Riseborough), whom Riggan shags sometimes.

When one of the cast had an accident, Lesley’s boyfriend and also an actor, Mike Shiner (Norton), comes into the picture to help. Mike is a manipulator. He then puts Riggan in a discomforting situation by showing up, having memorized the script, and demanding it to be rewritten.

Meanwhile, his fresh-from-the-rehab daughter Sam (Stone) tries to talk some sense to him, particularly citing that his resistance to the social media, such as Twitter, makes him a has-been than he already was.

“Birdman” Review:

As of this writing, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a whopping 100 percent, while those at Metacritic rated “Birdman” with 94 percent.

Peter Debruge of Variety praised the film for its great execution and everything in between, even mentioning how the film can help give Keaton’s career a boost.

“Alejandro G. Inarritu’s fifth and best feature provides the delirious coup de grace — a triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution, that will electrify the industry, captivate arthouse and megaplex crowds alike, send awards pundits into orbit and give fresh wings to Keaton’s career,” wrote Debruge in his review.

Judging from the critics’ reviews, “Birdman” seems promising. What do you think of “Birdman”? Do you find it funny? Let us know by posting your comments below.

There you have it for the “Birdman” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Oct. 17, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.

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