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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unusually austere and ambiguous."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"I didn't find it spellbinding at all."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Ten years after premiering at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's Birth remains as powerfully mysterious as ever."
‑ Ryan Lattanzio, Thompson on Hollywood
"What were they thinking?"
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"all the best and all the worst things associated with the phrase "art film""
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"By trying to turn Birth into a thriller, the filmmakers undermine its intriguing issues."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The picture, as a whole, never gets beyond its surface."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Parts of the story don't make sense, but Birth has a hypnotic, spellbinding quality that draws you in."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Kidman has another turkey for her resume."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Nadie debería ir a ver esta película sin estar dispuesto a sumergirse en un clima extraño, donde conviven el misterio, la sensualidad y la locura."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"A dismayingly skillful exercise in high-style creepiness."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Too highbrow for the multiplex and too literal for the hipsters, it's unsatisfying both as gothic camp and serious cinema."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"What begins as a promising and provocative melodrama gradually turns into na conventional and frustrating movie, aimless and pretentious."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Manhattan-based supernatural thriller done in the tone of "Rosemary's Baby" starts out strong but loses all steam in its third act."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Frustratingly stillborn."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
More reviews for Birth on Rotten Tomatoes