Reviews: Brightburn (2019)

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  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: a 20-minute story stretched to feature-length with tedious swaths that may have been intended as suspense, but instead feel like so much padding to increase the running time
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Arguably simplistic to a fault, but as a slasher film, it’s a lot of nasty fun.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Superman, but he’s evil. That’s the whole movie. This is a depiction of violent entitled sociopathy that may think it’s critiquing toxic masculinity yet is indistinguishable from a celebration of it.
  • [New] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: “Brightburn” takes a similar mythos of the Superman archetype and subverts it with a what-if premise for a bold, mean genre blend of superhero origin story and bad-seed horror.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: This is an ambitious attempt to merge the underbelly of the superhero craze with the ubiquitous broadness of horror but the whole misfire is as futile as Superman licking a Kryptonite postal stamp.
  • Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Brightburn’ has a great premise but not enough thrills to wade through.