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Birth (2004)



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

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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 absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiancée, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life.

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Cameron Bright
as Young Sean
Ted Levine
as Mr. Conte
Cara Seymour
as Mrs. Conte
Zoe Caldwell
as Mrs. Hill
Charles Goff
as Mr. Drummond
Sheila Smith
as Mrs. Drummond
Tessa Auberjonois
as Woman in Lobby
Margot Jewers
as Real Estate Agent
John Juback
as Man in Lobby
Kavita R. Mangroo
as Woman at Counter
Alexandra K. Salo
as Woman at Party
Hollis Jones
as Woman at Party #2
Libby Skala
as Bridesmaid
Bruce Bennetis
as Wedding Photographer
Gregory Smith
as Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Birth

All Critics (147) | Top Critics (50)

This is a grown-up, intelligent, beautiful film. Rejoice.

December 26, 2017 | Full Review…

What were they thinking?

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The setup of Glazer's hypnotic movie suggests a supernatural thriller, but the execution is pure European art film. Kidman gives a bold performance as a woman in extreme distress, but the script is hooey. Birth is ridiculous, and oddly unforgettable.

November 1, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Frustratingly stillborn.

May 3, 2005 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Unusually austere and ambiguous.

November 11, 2004

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

November 2, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Birth


Anatoliy Dudaev
Anatoliy Dudaev

Super Reviewer


It bored me really and i didnt finish it, it just was slow and boring

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Anna is a widow who is about to re-marry when a young boy claims to be her husband reincarnated. Some inappropriate scenes.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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