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Brightburn (2019)

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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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Cast

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

June 21, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | 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…

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.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A cure for superhero movie fatigue, this lean, gory horror film...has a coherent narrative and pays off with a bang.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Brightburn can at least boast an interesting premise - not that it does anything with it.

May 25, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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