Sandra Bullock is leading the horror to Netflix, putting on a blindfold for the dystopian survival drama “Bird Box” that started streaming Friday. How did the thriller decrease?
Pretty mixed, falling to the negative side, for director Susanne Bier’s effort that has a 65% positive crucial rating on the review website RottenTomatoes.com.
Here are the best crucial comments for the film, which likewise stars Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich.
The New York Times’ Aisha Harris called the motion picture “fascinating. sometimes.”
” Too often ‘Bird Box’ strolls right approximately the edge of pure suspense and disappoints,” Harris composed. “The squelching of promise is not my worst (cinematic) worry, per se. However it’s still frustrating.”
New York Magazine/Vulture’s Emily Yoshida lost the plot on the drama.
” Maybe ‘Bird Box’ will work for someone less burnt out on the modern excess of post-apocalyptic survival narratives,” Yoshida wrote. “However I care as much about the people who ran around in its fiction now as I did prior to I saw them for two hours, which is to say, not at all.”
Range’s Peter Debruge says the filmmakers “have dished out an inexplicably bland ensemble that even a skilled cast can’t render intriguing.”
The Hollywood Press reporter’s Todd McCarthy called the film “a wannabe surprise with a creative property that doesn’t truly come down and unclean” and is “not all that it may have been.” He considered the project “deep-dish popular product that feels scammed in regards to thriller, terrifies, and thrills.”
Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson called Bullock “fantastic” in the “bad B-movie.” He then backed into a suggestion of sorts: “All that said, considered that it’s on Netflix and won’t cost customers any more than they’ve already spent for the service, I can’t actually state that ‘Bird Box’ isn’t worth an appearance.”
In another evaluation that damns “Bird Box” with faint appreciation, Los Angeles Times’ critic Justin Chang wrote:
” The frightens keep getting a growing number of desperate, cranking up the volume with gale-force winds and spooky voices, en route to an ending that’s ridiculous bordering on the offensive … You have actually seen this all sometimes in the past, which does not indicate you’ll mind seeing it once again.”
The Guardian’s Amy Nicholson went there with the pun, calling it “a bird-brained mess.”
” The motion picture’s pieces feel forcibly screwed together, a movie marionetted by strings of data code,” wrote Nicholson. “There are great scenes and clever ideas, however overall, the motion picture primarily clomps.”