Blinded by the Light Reviews

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July 8, 2020
An anger-inducing social commentary and likeable lead can't save the awkwardness and tedium of this little musical number.
June 11, 2020
Blinded by the Light is an enjoyable movie, although at times his single-minded focus on Springsteen - he even starts dressing like his idol - rather than opening himself to other musicians and music, seems oddly limited.
May 22, 2020
The heart is really what got me.
May 22, 2020
It's a feel-good movie with a good message and lot of heart.
April 16, 2020
Occasionally blinded by its own big heart but is still sweet and affecting.
March 17, 2020
It works, it just can't live up to the nostalgic value of its music. Still a good watch.
February 15, 2020
Most of the film's emotional weight is undermined by cheesy sing-alongs with the lyrics visualized in such a garish way that the supposed thematic significance bashes the audience in the head.
February 6, 2020
A feel-good film told with broad-strokes buoyed by a raft of Springsteen songs and honest performances by its cast.
January 29, 2020
As gloriously euphoric as the finest of Bruce's anthems.
January 21, 2020
Blinded by the Light is exceedingly earnest; it doesn't wear its heart on its sleeve so much as shouts its feelings from the rooftops.
January 17, 2020
It wears its heart too heavily on one sleeve to make for a consistent film, but it has the pieces needed to make for a crowd-pleaser. Well, a lot of the time, that is.
November 28, 2019
Occasionally sickly sweet but satisfying...
November 19, 2019
Kalra is terrific in his role as the introverted, misunderstood son who blossoms under his newfound voice in the form of Springsteen's lyrics.
November 18, 2019
[Director Gurinder] Chadha's Blinded by the Light is an uplifting tale of personal strength, the enduring sense of youthful revolt, and that no matter the time or place, our private pains are universal.
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.
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