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Bird Box movie review: Sandra Bullock’s Netflix thriller refuses to be caged in

Bird Box movie review: Sandra Bullock’s Netflix thriller

Bird Box
Director – Susanne Bier
Cast – Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rel Howrey, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker
Rating – 3.5/5

Bird Box movie review, Bird Box lays out its ground rules early. It has its star – the Oscar-winning Sandra Bullock – look directly into the camera in an attention-seeking close-up, and in its opening scene explain to us what the world has become.

Bullock plays Malorie, a woman who has somehow survived the apocalypse and has with her two young children. She calls them Boy and Girl, perhaps in an effort to not develop emotional attachment. They’re about to undertake the most dangerous journey of their lives, she tells them. They will need to obey her every command, otherwise they’d die. They must never open their eyes, even if they hear a loud noise, because if they do, they’d die. As a blindfold is pulled over their eyes, Boy and Girl nod silently, and if the movie’s been successful in its exposition, so will you.

Watch the Bird Box trailer here

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