audience Reviews

, 67% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    BRIGHTBURN has a terrific concept, asking the question, "What if Superman wasn't good and was instead evil when he crash-landed in Smallville as a boy?" It's SUPERMAN meets THE OMEN! The film starts strong, sticking close to the Superman origin story, a spacecraft crash landing in a small rural middle-American town with an orphaned alien child who's adopted by a kind childless couple. Instead of Clark Kent growing up as a kind, empathetic boy, this alien child is closer to THE BAD SEED or WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN. It's a great setup and I had high hopes for the film, especially since James Gunn (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, SLITHER, PEACEMAKER) produced the film and his brother and cousin co-wrote it. Elizabeth Banks is excellent as the Martha Kent figure and Jackson A. Dunn is effectively creepy as the evil young Clark Kent analogue. Where the film disappoints (SPOILER ALERT) is when he goes fully evil and the movie becomes a by-the-numbers, rote horror flick. It's all well crafted, but the final act is all too predictable and lacks any surprises. Despite my disappointment, I was entertained by the film and liked it well enough that I would be interested to see a sequel to find out what an evil Clark Kent would do during his teenage years, but overall BRIGHTBURN should have been a whole lot better.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    How this movie scores so poorly is beyond me...written well...built up well...and take it for what it is...I love this movie and would recommend it to anyone
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    O filme é horroroso, mal elaborado, enredo tão ruim que o diretor deveria me devolver o valor do ingresso e indenizar meu tempo perdido.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Similar to an old Twilight Zone episode. It is more logical to assume that children with superpowers would abuse their power rather than use it to help others.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing movie... the reality of a teenager have super powers... the false hope of a happy ending. it's very good
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    One of the few sci-fi/action movies that keeps you thinking afterwards. Weirdly, I think the best audience for this movie is mothers and 12 year old boys; preferably in separate viewing theaters.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I actually really enjoyed it! It’s just a fun, evil ride! Acting was great from everyone
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    I had really high hopes for this evil superman movie. sadly, it was at total dud.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    We didn't need a more unpleasant darker Superman than Man of Steel but we got one.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I think it was supposed to be a horror film but I found it absolutely hilarious.