Brightburn

critic Reviews

57% Rotten Tomatometer Score57%
  • Although Brightburn doesn't fully deliver on the pitch-black promise of its setup, it's still enough to offer a diverting subversion of the superhero genre.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    Brightburn is an intelligently made thriller whose director, David Yarovesky, knows how to draw out dread with silence and turn it up to 11 only when necessary.
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    Tessa SmithMama's Geeky
    Full of gore, crazy deaths, and jump scares! Brightburn is absolutely brilliant. And that ending... a must watch for horror fans!
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    Adi PramanaCultured Vultures
    Brightburn is an uninspired slasher that squanders a premise with great potential.
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    Melissa HannonHorror Geek Life
    Brightburn is a satisfactory "what if" Superman origin tale with top-notch performances and a well-balanced mix of horror and drama.
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    Brian Lloydentertainment.ie
    Exactly the kind of cynical mash-up you'd expect from studio executives eager to make a quick payout.
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    James LuxfordMetro (UK)
    After such an exquisite set up, Brightburn's execution is a little bit disappointing, becoming a rather straightforward supernatural horror instead of delving deeper into superhero lore.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    The film has some very effective moments, some solid performances, a good idea, but an execution that does not live up to the idea.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Despite its simplicity, Brightburn's premise is filled with potential, but it struggles to find anything meaningful to say.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    The conceit works brilliantly until, in the closing 20 minutes, it clatters disappointingly into a fatal uncertainty.
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    Stephen PorzioFilm Ireland Magazine
    Brightburn takes a cool premise and executes it in a blackly fun but nihilistic manner.
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