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What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
Drama Horror Sci-Fi - This is a violent horror movie spin on a Superman-like superhero
story. While the figure at the center of the film is a pre-teen, the
violence, language, and adult subject matter make the film not for
kids. Elizabeth Banks fans will enjoy her juicy dramatic role.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor A machine to deliver gore and violence, "Brightburn" also features some of the most improbably and even hatefully dumb salt-of-the-Earth type characters in a recent American horror movie. But even if you watch "Brightburn" knowing that it doesn't have much going for it beyond a few disturbing kill scenes, you will still be disappointed.
Slant MagazineFull Review Poor Brightburn never shows us how Brandon came to such a realization, but it does let us glimpse the stone-cold delight he takes in erasing human life—a spectacle of violence that exists for its own soulless sake.
The GuardianFull Review Above Average It's a film that's good enough that you want it to be better, a rare genre example of less not proving to be more. ...there are some audaciously grisly deaths... At times, Brightburn risks falling into the all-too-familiar creepy kid horror formula but there's just about enough to distinguish it from that ever-expanding subgenre...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 19 moviegoers:
TEENS: The guys really enjoyed "Brightburn." As for the three ladies, one loved it, one felt it was a "good/average" movie and one disliked it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The lone female rated it "good/average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: One male loved it and the remaining three enjoyed "Brightburn" very much. Of the seven ladies, one loved it, three enjoyed it very much, two rated it enjoyable but nothing special and one was somewhat disappointed.