Brightburn

Imagine What He Could Become.


Brightburn
This film takes the concept of Superman, or E.T., and turns it on its head ... by asking 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?

91 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

This should get me into therapy ...
This should get me into therapy ...

Credits

Cast
Elizabeth Banks, Jackson A. Dunn, David Denman, Jennifer Holland, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner
Director
David Yarovesky
ScreenplayBrian Gunn, Mark Gunn
MusicTim Williams
CinematographyMichael Dallatorre
EditingAndrew S. Eisen, Peter Gvozdas
Made in2019
Produced byThe H Collective

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language.
Runtime90
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
5
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconBrightburn was a film with grande potential, possibly creating a new genre to accompany the superhero schtick, but while it wasn’t terrible and still a good watch, it struggled with the same lack of emotional intensity as its hero - or in this case - villain.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhat’s present is decent enough to earn a slight recommendation simply for turning an all-too-familiar genre on its head, but it can’t shake the feeling that it could have been so much more.
11
Metacritic.com
29 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
131 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAlthough 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.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote icon“Superpowered monster child” plot gives way to blood, gore.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
63 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
2553 users
15
IMDB
8857 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
11
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
14

Average .. 55%

11

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