Brightburn Reviews

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June 21, 2019
Because the film that this broadside of brass describes is ultimately, seriously, "Duuuumb!"
June 10, 2019
This film draws its strength in part from its willingness to be a more humbly scaled operation than the tentpoles weighted down by mandates for billion-dollar grosses.
June 7, 2019
It leans heavily on jump scares and creeps before engaging with its premise, but when it does it's as chilling as Superman's freezing breath.
May 29, 2019
A cure for superhero movie fatigue, this lean, gory horror film...has a coherent narrative and pays off with a bang.
May 27, 2019
If the filmmakers had a modicum of curiosity about the implications of their own idea, the movie might have had something interesting to say.
May 25, 2019
Brightburn can at least boast an interesting premise - not that it does anything with it.
August 15, 2019
Brightburn is a satisfactory "what if" Superman origin tale with top-notch performances and a well-balanced mix of horror and drama.
August 6, 2019
Exactly the kind of cynical mash-up you'd expect from studio executives eager to make a quick payout.
August 6, 2019
After such an exquisite set up, Brightburn's execution is a little bit disappointing, becoming a rather straightforward supernatural horror instead of delving deeper into superhero lore.
July 8, 2019
The film has some very effective moments, some solid performances, a good idea, but an execution that does not live up to the idea.
July 8, 2019
Despite its simplicity, Brightburn's premise is filled with potential, but it struggles to find anything meaningful to say.
July 5, 2019
The conceit works brilliantly until, in the closing 20 minutes, it clatters disappointingly into a fatal uncertainty.
June 28, 2019
Brightburn takes a cool premise and executes it in a blackly fun but nihilistic manner.
June 27, 2019
Makes virtually every wrong choice that a film with such a terrific hook could possibly make.
June 26, 2019
Cheap jump scares and uninspired writing combined with a limp story ensure Brightburn will remain a big 'what if?'
June 24, 2019
It's an intriguing premise, and while the storyline isn't quite as intricate or inventive as one would have hoped, the plot - and a standout performance by Banks - still manages to keep you invested...
June 24, 2019
Brightburn takes a more, er, creative approach to the genre, though you may be left thinking it should not have bothered.
June 24, 2019
Brightburn isn't as subversive as it thinks it is, but it's still a satisfyingly schlocky yarn that does a lot with a simple premise and a modest budget.
June 24, 2019
Fun and jumpy as it is, that idea has more potential than is mined here.
June 24, 2019
Brightburn's parallels with the Superman origins story are clearly deliberate, but are they enough for us to believe this film can fly? Not really.
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