Blinded by the Light Reviews

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November 13, 2019
A feel-good movie to the beat of The Boss' hits that draws from the basic recipe of the realist and well-intentioned British comedy. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 5, 2019
Director Gurinder Chadha's Blinded By The Light has some dubious, obviously contrived moments, but its performances and gloriously Springsteen-centric soundtrack more than make up for it.
October 25, 2019
The film feels authentic in its depiction both of Javed's family but also the changes that took place after what seems to have been akin to a religious conversion.
October 25, 2019
While not exactly a musical, it is the music of legendary American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen that fuels the engine of this endearing British movie.
October 25, 2019
The overwhelming music certainly captures that giddy, all-consuming rush of falling for a new idol who seems, in that moment, to belong exclusively to you.
October 25, 2019
In its devotion, Blinded by the Light does something to convey the sheer desperate quality of obsessive fandom.
October 24, 2019
The deliberately amateurish style of the musical numbers is supposed to engender spontaneity but too often looks merely cack-handed. Nonetheless, you come out on a high. Springsteen fever proves to be contagious.
October 23, 2019
Director Gurinder Chadha's comic drama is a love letter to the grass-roots reach of evergreen rock 'n' roll.
October 22, 2019
Yes, this is a "message movie" about following your heart, never giving up, and just how transformative art can be to the individual consumer, but it's an honest feature all the same, one that owns its cheesy enthusiasm and wears it with pride.
October 22, 2019
While it's far from perfect, on balance, it's an inoffensive, feel-good and inspirational British dramedy with some charming performances and an emotionally affecting story about an immigrant teenager and how he finds salvation in Springsteen's music.
October 11, 2019
[Gurinder] Chadha makes every scene sing with her tender touches - the gentleness of adulation and the heartfelt intensity of a fan who owes the world to her favourite star.
October 3, 2019
Posters of David Beckham in Bend it Like Beckham are exchanged for those of Bruce Springsteen in Gurinder Chadha's Blinded by the Light, a likeable but derivative coming of age story about dreams, anger and building bridges.
October 3, 2019
It's a story of self-discovery set to the most honest backdrop there is: music.
September 28, 2019
Earnest and proudly, enthusiastically corny. If you're able to give yourself over to its pleasures, you might find yourself singing right along.
September 27, 2019
Blinded by the Light will either have you cringing at its mawkish sentimentality or grinning for the same reason. I did a bit of both.
September 23, 2019
Blinded by the Light manages to succeed. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
A feel-good film that suggests that some feelings are just universal. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 23, 2019
Simple and charming, the film is a charismatic entry into the feel-good genre. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 20, 2019
An entertaining and charming dramatic film. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 18, 2019
A charming film. [Full Review in Spanish]
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