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First Light (2018)




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High school senior (Alex Stefanie Scott) develops supernatural powers after a paranormal experience with light orbs in her hometown. Afraid, she turns to her friend Sean (Theodore Pelerine) and together they flee, scared for their safety though not aware that the greatest danger of all is Alex. Written and directed by Jason Stone.


Critic Reviews for First Light

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Stone's movie is one of the most frustrating kinds to run into while covering a festival comprised of upcoming filmmakers, the calling card project.

March 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"First Light" doesn't invent anything new, per se, but somehow, in splicing elements from other movies, it fails to achieve the emotional core of its own formula.

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Lacking the flash of big-budget blockbusters or the originality of a uniquely imagined world instead leaves First Light trying to make the best of overly familiar sci-fi themes.

March 12, 2018 | Full Review…

There are superpowers and moments of awe -- but the focus on Sean's character and his acceptance of change keeps everything here admirably down to earth.

April 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A beautiful example of small scale filmmaking which, by working well within its limits, manages to achieve much more than one might expect.

April 17, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

First Light nimbly condenses similar, more complicated stories for a greater storytelling accomplishment.

March 19, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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