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Brain on Fire (2018)




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Brain on Fire follows Cahalan (Moretz), a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go by and Susannah rapidly descends into insanity, she moves inexplicably from violence to catatonia. Following a series of outbursts, misdiagnoses and a prolonged hospital stay, a lucky last-minute intervention by one doctor finally gives her a diagnosis and hope to rebuild her life.

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Chloë Grace Moretz
as Susannah Cahalan
Richard Armitage
as Tom Cahalan
Thomas Mann
as Stephen
Carrie-Anne Moss
as Rhona Nack
Tyler Perry
as Richard
Agam Darshi
as Dr. Khan
Navid Negahban
as Dr. Najjar
Sachin Sahel
as MRI Technician
Robert Moloney
as Dr. Russo
Elizabeth Bowen
as Publicist
Vincent Gale
as Dr. Samson
Janet Kidder
as Dr. Siskin
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Critic Reviews for Brain on Fire

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

We watch Chloe Grace Moretz's epic meltdown from a bored distance, until the drama remembers its lost calling as a disease-of-the-week movie. At that point, we receive the abrupt news of a cure with an indifferent shrug.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It's the sort of role for which the Razzies were invented, and what little audience it finds will almost certainly be heckling as they watch Moretz implode.

September 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Brain on Fire is like a virus itself, trying to infect an otherwise interest story with its own mediocre movie clichés.

July 1, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Brain condition ravages young reporter's life; swearing.

June 27, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Despite its best efforts... Brain on Fire is a 90-minute shrug.

June 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Moretz's least subtle, least empathetic performance.

June 22, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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