Sandra Bullock is leading the New horror Netflix, “Bird Box” Directed by Susanne Bier, that start streaming Friday. Bird Box Based on a 2014 novel by Josh Malerman.
Here are the best critical comments toward the film, which also stars Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich.
The New York Times‘ Aisha Harris described the movie “riveting. sometimes.”
Vanity Fair‘s Richard Lawson called Bullock “brilliant” in the “bad B-movie.” He then backed into a recommendation of sorts: “All that said, given that it’s on Netflix and won’t cost subscribers any more than they’ve already paid for the service, I can’t really say that ‘Bird Box’ isn’t worth a look.”
New York Magazine/Vulture‘s Emily Yoshida Wrote, “Perhaps ‘Bird Box’ will work for someone less burnt out on the contemporary glut of post-apocalyptic survival narratives,” Yoshida wrote. “But I care as much about the people who ran around in its fiction now as I did before I watched them for two hours, which is to say, not at all.”
Variety‘s Peter Debruge Called the filmmakers “have served up an inexplicably bland ensemble that even a talented cast can’t render interesting.”
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy Says, “a wannabe shocker with a clever premise that doesn’t really get down and dirty” and is “not all that it might have been.” He deemed the project “deep-dish popular material that feels shortchanged in terms of suspense, scares and thrills.”
The Guardian‘s Amy Nicholson went there with the pun, calling it “a bird-brained mess.”