General Information

Glossary: B
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directors: David Yarovesky
Writers: Mark Gunn, Brian Gunn
Casts: Elizabeth Banks, Gregory Alan Williams, Stephen Blackehart, Jennifer Holland, David Denman, Michael Rooker, Steve Agee, Matt Jones, Elizabeth Becka, Meredith Hagner, Terence Rosemore, Abraham Clinkscales, Jackson A. Dunn, Emmie Hunter, Christian Finlayson, Becky Wahlstrom, Annie Humphrey, Mike Dunston
IMDB: Brightburn (2019)

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User Rating:
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (19 votes, average: 4.26 out of 5)

IMDB Rating: 6.4


The Playlist - Unnamed
The film is a gem, especially for anyone yearning for a superhero film that gleefully torches the familiar “good versus evil” formula and introduces far more sinister sensibilities.
IGN - Witney Seibold
Brightburn doesn't take its satire to any kind of satisfying extreme – although a mid-credits stinger does include a larger joke at work – but as a superhero murder thriller, it is perfectly entertaining.
The Guardian - Benjamin Lee
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.
IndieWire - Kate Erbland
The film’s bent towards revisionist superhero history is certainly compelling, but stuck in the confines of the horror genre, it flames out far more than it flies.
The Hollywood Reporter - Frank Scheck
While not exactly original, the premise is certainly effective enough. But Brightburn lacks the visual stylization or wit to elevate it from the realm of the crudely effective B-movie.

Brightburn (2019)

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?