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Brightburn (2019)



Critic Consensus: Although Brightburn doesn't fully deliver on the pitch-black promise of its setup, it's still enough to offer a diverting subversion of the superhero genre.

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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?

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Elizabeth Banks
as Tori Breyer
David Denman
as Kyle Breyer
Gregory Alan Williams
as Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka
as Principal
Terence Rosemore
as P.E. Teacher
Emmie Hunter
as Caitlyn
Annie Humphrey
as Deputy Ayres
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All Critics (200) | Top Critics (29)

This is an interesting idea that I wish they had done more with.

September 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its simplicity, Brightburn's premise is filled with potential, but it struggles to find anything meaningful to say.

July 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5

Because the film that this broadside of brass describes is ultimately, seriously, "Duuuumb!"

June 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The final effect... is a disheartening vacuum. Having torn down a myth, it leaves little but a dropped mic in its wake.

June 20, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Director David Yarovesky does the fantasy stuff with flair. And the dafter the plot gets, the better the acting conjured from Elizabeth Banks as foster mom.

June 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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