Brightburn

critic Reviews

, 57% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    This is an interesting idea that I wish they had done more with.
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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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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    As an antihero with an oedipal complex, neither Brandon nor Dunn is sufficiently creepy or conflicted to launch a new franchise.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    This is primarily a character study, about that thin line between heroism and horror.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Because the film that this broadside of brass describes is ultimately, seriously, "Duuuumb!"
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    Taylor BakerDrink in the Movies
    Episode 38: Brightburn / The Perfection / Rocketman
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    Nicolás DelgadilloDiscussing Film
    Ultimately a good idea that goes nowhere, and by the end of it, you won't care either way.
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    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    This is not like any film I've seen before which I really liked. It had a great mix of... this weird new superhero sci-fi thing we're going through and then just brutal horror.
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    Charles KoplinskiReel Talk with Chuck and Pam
    While the story creates an interesting question of connection and adoption, it fails to be anything more than a set up for a sequel.
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