High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird

  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: February 8, 2019
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Siêu Sao Bóng Rổ
  • "High Flying Bird" is a feature film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Andre Horan and Melvin Gregg.
    The film tells the story of sports agent Dean introducing a controversial business opportunity to his rookie NBA client during the NBA hiatus.


    • Release date February 8, 2019
    • Filming locations One World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
    • Production companies Extension 765, Harper Road Films

    Box office


    $2,000,000 (estimated)

    Movie reviews

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    • By Grady 2022-09-19 23:38:20

      A little science about the NBA operation involved in the film and the rationality of the script (one star is just for the unprofessionalism of the screenwriter, it does not mean the quality of the film

      The first thing to say is that although this movie is set in the NBA and invited several NBA stars for interviews, the description of the inner workings of the NBA is basically unrealistic. Please do not substitute the perspective of prying into the inner workings of the NBA It would be better to see this movie as an alternate-world sports movie.

      1. Negotiation of labor-management agreement

      In the movie, the reason why the NBA is shut down is because of the breakdown of the...

    • By Dwight 2022-09-19 20:12:41

      Nolan and Soderbergh: The film versus digital battle

      By Zack Sharf (IndieWire) & Richard Trenholm (CNET)

      Translator: csh

      The translation was first published in "Iris"

      Steven Soderbergh and Christopher Nolan have been friends for nearly two decades. So there's no psychological barrier when they laugh at their respective film preferences. Soderbergh attended the 2019 Slendance Film Festival, where he had the world premiere of his new film "High Flying Bird" and was awarded the "Founder of the Slendance Film Festival"....

    • By Rahsaan 2022-09-19 14:42:05

      Film Review: The Business Mechanisms of the Sports Kingdom

      By Mark Asch (Film Comment)

      Translator: csh

      The translation was first published in "Iris"

      In "High Flying Bird," Steven Soderbergh explores a new career in his wildly inventive way. The practitioners in this type of film he shoots all serve some kind of "gig economy" by "selling" their bodies economics): in "The Fighting Shot," he discusses professional female killers who are proficient in combat; in "Call Girlfriend" and "Magic Mike" he discusses sex workers; and in...

    • By Elbert 2022-09-19 14:12:25

      Loss of objectivity, lost in Soderbergh under time constraints

      Steven Soderbergh's films can be divided into two types: "commercial films" and "stylized author films". The former, like Eleven Arhats, is a very sophisticated and neat standard Hollywood commercial production. The latter, which this article mainly discusses, is known as a "pseudo-documentary" style. He is good at taking a large-scale system or event as the object, showing the operation of every link in the system and the reason and motivation of every change in the event in a detailed...

    • By Darius 2022-09-19 13:27:59

      iPhone shooting, the dilemma between NBA careers and entertainment

      Through this film, you can experience Soderbergh's excitement when trying a new way of filmmaking.

      | Brian Tallerico

      February 8, 2019 |

      As professional athletes continue to work to control more and more of their public image through social media, the commodification of them becomes an increasingly interesting topic for debate. Especially for...

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    • By Trent 2022-09-19 22:05:57

      Soderbergh was shooting the NBA... In fact, he continued to practice with the Apple (considering the short shooting and post-production time), and finishing the rough cut 3 hours after finishing the shooting was a trick show... Although in reality the much-anticipated transaction was a "big deal" In the end, it's over, but the release date of this film is seamlessly connected with the NBA trade deadline, and it's quite obvious that Netflix is ​​busy with this wave....

    • By Jordi 2022-09-19 20:48:23

      A title of lockout or 72 hours would probably be more relevant, making it look more like a suspense movie after the fact. This is the film that Steven Soderbergh shot in three weeks, the second film made on the iPhone, rough cut for three hours, and finally an hour and a half. Dialogue-driven, the whole rhythm is like a stage play plus a documentary, and it is not explained the cause and effect, just like an interception of a clip, a glimpse of the leopard. Kind of like watching David...

    • By Gennaro 2022-09-19 19:10:33

      The first time I watched a feature film shot on the big screen, it was still very strange, but the script can be said to be quite good. The sports theme from the management and operations side is always interesting, and even some metaphors for Hollywood can be seen. However, from a realistic point of view, it is too taken for granted that the two rookies' off-court extracurriculars will alarm the entire league, not to mention that the rookies themselves have obtained premium capital just...

    • By Alexandrine 2022-09-19 17:34:43

      The screenwriter's willingness to endorse the freedom of black laborers is too strong, so that the plot focuses on a black agent, which leads to the inevitable theme of personal heroism. The film's attitude towards black people is contradictory. On the one hand, it praises the independent struggle spirit and homie friendship of black people. The management represented is so simple that it can be affected by the mood swings of the bottom players and the farce of social media. The question I...

    • By Braxton 2022-09-19 14:56:35

      I just put the series of things I want to express against the system in the context of the NBA lockout. The excavation of many things is only a shallow taste. Really, the lockout is simply treated as a labor-capital conflict. The rhythm of the dialogue and the film can torture a large part of the fans, this one and a half hour is a bit too long, and the real fans also know that the lockout is impossible because two rookies who have not played in the NBA are only selected in the high draft and...

    Movie quotes

    • Sam: I know you're old school. I sent you a fax.