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Earthquake Bird (2019)



Critic Consensus: Riley Keough and Alicia Vikander give it their all, but Earthquake Bird suffers from a frustrating inability to bring its literary source material consistently to life.

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A psychologically unsettling and atmospheric thriller set in 1989 Tokyo from director Wash Westmoreland (Colette, Still Alice), Earthquake Bird follows Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander), an enigmatic ex-pat haunted by a painful past, who enters into an intense relationship with Teiji (Naoki Kobayashi), a handsome yet similarly troubled local photographer. Lucy's imperturbable exterior begins to crack when a naive newcomer, Lily Bridges (Riley Keough), becomes entangled in their lives and ends up missing -- suspected dead.

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Riley Keough
as Lily Bridges
as Receptionist at tanslation office
Crystal Kay
as Nightclub singer
Akiko Iwase
as Mrs. Kato
Yoshiko Sakuma
as Mrs. Yamamoto
Niclas Ericsson
as Swedish man
Burger Hasegawa
as Police Desk Clerk
Yaeko Kimura
as Grandmother On Train
Adelaide Young
as Young Lucy Fly
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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (10)

Without the depth and detail of Jones' prose too much of the movie is lost in the same in-between that Lucy is trying to chart for herself.

November 15, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

There's a decent movie buried somewhere deep in the willfully dull Earthquake Bird.

November 15, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

For all its consideration, while "Earthquake Bird" adds up to a "real" movie, it's too polite to add up to an entirely compelling one.

November 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The film isn't cleverly subverting our expectations for a greater purpose in these moments; it's just vague and confusing.

November 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's slightly silly, but generally engrossing. And Vikander really does give good sulk.

November 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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A steamy guilty pleasure with a really good cast.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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