Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Reviews

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December 28, 2017
Ms. Fisher is brainy and salty and hilarious, and she's frank and eloquent in describing being bipolar.
December 28, 2017
This is the film we have - one that is likely to leave those who loved Reynolds or Fisher loving them even more.
August 11, 2017
Bright Lights is a heartbreaking tribute to a singular mother-daughter relationship.
January 17, 2017
HBO moving 'Bright Lights'' premiere could play as a rather ghoulish bit of exploitation. But it doesn't, because the film is such a celebration of both extraordinary women, and the bond they shared right up to their final days.
January 10, 2017
The film transcends utility. It's a sober yet gracious cautionary tale about fame and fandom and a powerful portrait of love in action.
January 9, 2017
Bright Lights plucks [Fisher's] star and that of her mother down from distant heights and lets us gently hold them for a time, reassuring us that their brilliance and humanity was real, their mutual endearment unbreakable.
January 9, 2017
Bright Lights is a much better way to remember them. It wasn't supposed to double as a requiem, but who knew at the time?
January 6, 2017
Thanks to its stars, and the work of directors Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, it's peppy, wistful, and a little transgressive all at once.
January 6, 2017
No matter how unsinkable you are, no matter how hard you try to use The Force, it's impossible to look at that image of mother and daughter, fiercely by each other's sides, and do anything other than cry.
January 6, 2017
Both camps will find much to move them in Bright Lights, especially the profound bond between its subjects and the obstacles that were overcome to make it last.
January 6, 2017
This new documentary about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher celebrates them in hilarious and heart-stirring fashion.
January 6, 2017
A beauty that will mostly make you laugh and, of course, cry.
January 6, 2017
Self-deprecating bon mots, wordplay, song lyrics and perfectly timed occasional moans are what elevate this beyond simple "Keeping Up With" material.
January 6, 2017
Even without the sadness that now floods Bright Lights, it would still be a classic of its kind.
January 6, 2017
If Bright Lights is, at times, a sharp reminder of what's been lost, it's also convincing evidence that wherever Fisher and Reynolds are now, they're almost certainly together.
January 6, 2017
Both women shine so brightly here - apart but especially together - that it drives home the enormity of their absence.
January 6, 2017
It's a melancholy final visit in light of the recent death of both its subjects. But it's still a rare chance for viewers to sneak behind those weird, eccentric compound gates, and hang out as if they were part of the family.
January 6, 2017
Now that they're gone, the film instantly becomes the loveliest farewell gift.
January 6, 2017
A tender, human, and very, very funny portrait of Hollywood royalty.
January 6, 2017
Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking ...
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