Brightburn (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes


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 (206) | Top Critics (41)

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

The conceit works brilliantly until, in the closing 20 minutes, it clatters disappointingly into a fatal uncertainty.

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

As an antihero with an oedipal complex, neither Brandon nor Dunn is sufficiently creepy or conflicted to launch a new franchise.

June 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

This is primarily a character study, about that thin line between heroism and horror.

June 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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

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