Parents' Guide to

Earthquake Bird

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Absorbing but slow tale has nudity, language, violence.

Movie R 2019 106 minutes
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In this story framed by what may be a cruel murder, director Wash Westmoreland chooses to keep his camera on Alicia Vikander's intelligent and radiant performance; that decision serves him well. Ably supported by the other members of the cast, Vikander gives Earthquake Bird its dramatic heft. Patience is required at times because the film moves slowly. It feels, occasionally, as if the viewer is already steps ahead of the filmmaking team. But, with its credible, original backstory revealed bit by bit, and the emotional investment the heroine inspires, it's worth a look for older teens and adults.

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