High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird

High-stakes business drama from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh and fellow Oscar-holder Alvin McCraney (screenwriter of Moonlight) set in the midst of a pro basketball lockout.

Sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland, Moonlight) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to.

201990 minsUSA
DramaSport
Director:
Steven Soderbergh ('Traffic', 'Unsane', 'Behind the Candelabra')
Writer:
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Cast:
André HollandZazie BeetzJeryl PrescottKyle MacLachlan
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Stumbles when it makes half-hearted attempts at romantic intrigue or tragic backstories, but its subversive view of race, money and power in modern sports couldn’t be more timely.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In picking at a system until it’s threaded, High Flying Bird is a classic Soderbergh construct.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Non-NBA fans may find the specifics of what the characters discuss somewhat bewildering, but the film nevertheless makes its message about exploitation loud and clear.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

The film is funny, quick-witted, and even throws in a little sex for good measure. Best of all, its various competing ideas eventually knot together in such satisfying ways...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Soderbergh and McCraney have entertainingly stirred the pot and put a perspective on the screen that will stir some reactions in the real world...

Variety

Variety

press

Stumbles when it makes half-hearted attempts at romantic intrigue or tragic backstories, but its subversive view of race, money and power in modern sports couldn’t be more timely.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In picking at a system until it’s threaded, High Flying Bird is a classic Soderbergh construct.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Non-NBA fans may find the specifics of what the characters discuss somewhat bewildering, but the film nevertheless makes its message about exploitation loud and clear.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

The film is funny, quick-witted, and even throws in a little sex for good measure. Best of all, its various competing ideas eventually knot together in such satisfying ways...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Soderbergh and McCraney have entertainingly stirred the pot and put a perspective on the screen that will stir some reactions in the real world...

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