• Brightburn (2019)

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Brightburn

Release Date: May 24th, 2019

DVD Release Date: August 20th, 2019

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer's dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted -- bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger.

Cast: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt L. Jones, Meredith Hagner, Emmie Hunter, Becky Wahlstrom, Gregory Alan Williams

Director: David Yarovesky

Genres: Thriller , Science Fiction , Horror

Production Co: Screen Gems, Cliffbrook Films

Distributors: Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Transformation, House, Dark, Love, 2010s, School, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 33
    Robert AbeleTheWrap

    While we can perhaps be grateful that the superficiality of Brightburn probably kept it from opting to exploit elements of disturbed-kid narratives that have been all too common in our more tragic news stories, what remains is still never terribly entertaining as either popcorn or a bent take on superhero myths. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    While not exactly original, the premise is certainly effective enough. But Brightburn lacks the visual stylization or wit to elevate it from the realm of the crudely effective B-movie. show more

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    It’s got more than its share of disturbing sequences, and a string of brutal murders. It’s also got surprisingly decent special effects for a movie that was surely made on a fraction of the budget of a DC Comics film. And it has a perfectly cast Jackson A. Dunn as Brandon. show more

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