bird box movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s difficult to describe the film as scary, but it’s thrilling, intriguing and well-made. Bird Box is a science fiction horror film best for mature teens. Expect suicide deaths and mature content.


When a mysterious force drives most of society to suicide, the survivors must now avoid coming face to face with the presence that they die if they see. Searching for a safe place and a new beginning, a mother and her children embark on a dangerous journey to find sanctuary, all whilst blindfolded.

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Movie details

Director: Susanne Bier
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Danielle Macdonald, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Machine Gun Kelly
Writer: Eric Heisserer
Release Date (Australia): 21 December 2018
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

Several characters commit suicide after witnessing a supernatural force.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains bloody depictions of shootings, stabbings and an attack with a machete.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the words “f**k”, “s**t” and “**shole”.

Drug Use (PG)

A man attempts to swallow drugs.

Nudity (M)

The film contains a brief depiction of a woman’s breasts as she has sex with a man.

Sex (MA15+)

A nude man and woman are briefly depicted having sex.

mpaa rating

R (for violence, bloody images, language, and brief sexuality)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Bird Box’s concept is unquestionably a captivating and moving entry to the genre, and thankfully, the execution is the exact same. This science fictional horror film surprisingly lives up to the big amounts of hype, and despite some a lack of answers and a weak finishing, it’s extraordinarily memorable and isn’t worth the harsh criticism. Bird Box centres on a very original and well-crafted fantasy-themed story, in which individuals commit suicide after witnessing a mysterious force.

This engrossing thriller knows exactly what directions to head into at the exact perfect times. A fair amount of the story is centred on a group of appealing characters in a house, and because of the screenwriting, viewers are constantly entertained with their dialogue, decisions, ventures and risky sacrifices. But all the intriguing events that we witness for the majority of the film’s runtime actually happened before the exact date in which the film takes place.

Director Susanne Bier is able to have the focus smoothly jumping back and forth between Sandra Bullock’s appealing mother character caring for two children and a group of people trying to survive the apocalyptic scenario. The performances are great and the story is fast-paced, but there’s a significantly bland ending and there’s a lot of dissatisfaction.

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