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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 63
    Robert Dominguez New York Daily News

    Bright is pretty to look at, but it's a slow-moving, meandering work that isn't as complex or mysterious as it appears. show more

  • 88
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    An enchantingly cryptic, ethereally photographed slice of somber surrealism that should definitely appeal to fans of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie has a curious and cumulative power. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    More high - but strangely touching - weirdness from acclaimed Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    The most spellbinding aspect of Bright Future is that the surrealism sustains its own squiddish logic, concluding with one of the most breathtaking film finales of the year. show more

  • 67
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A slow, sometimes difficult film, Bright Future offers little immediate payoff to the patient viewer. show more

  • 80
    Manohla Dargis The New York Times

    Casts its spell by drawing out the horror of everyday existence bit by bit, and then tossing in some otherworldly weirdness that makes the hair on the back of your neck try to run for cover. show more

  • 70
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Kurosawa strolls through his narrative with relaxed confidence, suggesting apocalyptic significances without assuring us that he has anything particular on his mind. show more

  • 50
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    But save for the mesmerizing final tracking shot, Bright Future just mopes around aimlessly, hoping that its vague themes will eventually congeal into something profound. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Reader

    An alternately comic and macabre portrait of a deranged friendship. show more

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