Birth
Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2005
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
39%
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User Score
43%



Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-mounted production is undermined by a muddled, absurd storyline of questionable taste.

David Edelstein
Slate

Unusually austere and ambiguous.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I didn't find it spellbinding at all.

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Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood

Ten years after premiering at the Venice Film Festival in 2004, Jonathan Glazer's Birth remains as powerfully mysterious as ever.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

By trying to turn Birth into a thriller, the filmmakers undermine its intriguing issues.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

The picture, as a whole, never gets beyond its surface.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

Parts of the story don't make sense, but Birth has a hypnotic, spellbinding quality that draws you in.

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David Denby
New Yorker

A dismayingly skillful exercise in high-style creepiness.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Too highbrow for the multiplex and too literal for the hipsters, it's unsatisfying both as gothic camp and serious cinema.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

What begins as a promising and provocative melodrama gradually turns into na conventional and frustrating movie, aimless and pretentious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Anatoliy Dudaev
wts
Candy Rose
Anna is a widow who is about to re-marry when a young boy claims to be her husband reincarnated. Some inappropriate scenes.
Anthony Lawrie
Creepy and disturbing and without any real conclusion. A disappointing film to be honest as I?ve been looking forward to watching this for a while. Still,… More
Jens S.
The premise of this mystery drama is actually rather interesting: a jogger dies, a baby is born. Ten years later that baby is confronting the jogger's… More
Film Crazy
It bored me really and i didnt finish it, it just was slow and boring
Leigh Ryan
Odd, yet appealing.