MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,775 this week

Burning Bright (2010)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,968 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 48 critic

A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 04 Nov 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Burning Bright" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Burning Bright (2010)

Burning Bright (2010) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Burning Bright.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sorority Row (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler
Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher
Stash House (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Dave and Amy have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroin and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs.

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez
Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Briana Evigan, Sean Faris
Mother's Day I (2010)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Jaime King, Shawn Ashmore
Mine Games (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.

Director: Richard Gray
Stars: Briana Evigan, Julianna Guill, Rebecca Da Costa
Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lost souls enter The Devil's Carnival where they are each faced with the sins they committed in life.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Stars: Emilie Autumn, Shem Andre Byron, Dayton Callie
Rites of Passage I (2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An anthropology student invites his classmates and professor to his family's abandoned ranch, once a sacred Chumash burial ground, to recreate an ancient ceremony.

Director: W. Peter Iliff
Stars: Wes Bentley, Kate Maberly, Ryan Donowho
Abram's Hand (2011)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Seven friends fight to escape a violent death and struggle with the knowledge that their death's might be punishment from the hand of God.

Director: James Christopher
Stars: Mark McCarver, Ashley Serrao, Stephanie Dunbar
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reclusive novelist struggles to find romance and meaning in his life despite disastrous and comedic circumstances.

Directors: Brian Jun, Jack Sanderson
Stars: Cary Elwes, Joey Lauren Adams, Lisa Edelstein
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A film maker documents the trials and tribulations of four classic monster descendants and their ability to live among a human society.

Director: Danny Cistone
Stars: Danny Cistone, Brent Tarnol, Carson Aune
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Subject: I Love You is an action-packed romantic drama, based on the destructive 'I Love You' computer virus, which spread around the globe at the turn of the millennium, shutting down ... See full summary »

Director: Francis dela Torre
Stars: Briana Evigan, Jericho Rosales, Dean Cain
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Will and Maura, despite their marital problems, decide to come to Ireland and live on Maura's ancestral estate, bringing with them their daughter Aubrey. But soon weird happenings around ... See full summary »

Director: Scott P. Levy
Stars: Alexandra Paul, Greg Evigan, Briana Evigan
Director: Marty Murray
Stars: Brian Christensen, Ben Elliott, Briana Evigan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Johnny Gaveneau
...
Kelly Taylor
...
Peggy Sheffield ...
Doctor Orsi
...
...
Sheriff
Katie ...
Tiger
Schicka ...
Tiger
Kismet ...
Tiger
Edit

Storyline

In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

His feeding. Your frenzy.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 May 2012 (Bahrain)  »

Also Known As:

Ravenous  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a reference to the William Blake poem 'The Tyger' published in 1794 See more »

Quotes

Howie: This is against my better judgment.
[sighs]
Howie: Okay. Let's get to it.
See more »

Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Ninety Nine
Written by Rusty Roberson
Performed by The HWY 50 Band
Published by Rusty Roberson
Courtesy of The HWY 50 Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Pretty entertaining straight-to-video
23 August 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I had absolutely no idea what to expect of this movie, which has a rather odd title that has nothing to do with its weird plot.

After the death of her mother, Kelly is the only person who can take care of her young autistic brother but she has tough decisions to make as she is also contemplating college as an option. When she takes her brother to their stepfather's house to discuss money matters. Things are hectic as a hurricane is on the way and the house is being boarded. He informs her that whatever money their mother had left, he has used to buy a tiger for his next project: turning this property into a safari park. Later, Kelly wakes up to find out the stepfather's gone, she and her young brothers have been boarded in the house and the tiger has been left loose inside...

Yup... this is actually the premise of this film. It stretches believability in so many respect that it detracts a little but the actual film is rather entertaining once you get past that. For much of the remainder of Burning Bright, it's all about Kelly trying to survive in this house, evade this huge tiger... and of course do all that while having to care for Tom.

Briana Evigan is really great as Kelly. She does well portraying a caring, older sister, she definitely has charisma on screen and she adds a certain physicality that is vital to the action taking place, as she has to crawl, climb, twist and run in several scenes. It doesn't hurt that she is easy on the eye and spends most of the film scantily clad but really, I see legitimate actress talent there and her deep voice coupled with her looks reminds somewhat of a mix of Demi Moore and Jodie Foster. I had no idea who she was (never seen her previous mainstream credits, which are impressive in some way) but she is definitely the number 1 reason to watch.

Christine Coyle Johnson and Julie Prendiville Roux have penned a story that has some heart but has obvious plot holes that Il will not reveal to avoid spoiling things. I think it is admirable how autism doesn't take a complete backseat in the story. It's not just a cheap plot device and there is an attempt to address this, while still keeping this an action thriller. Director Carlos Brooks is able to walk the fine line too.

Without a doubt, the star of the film for many will be the tiger. Everybody knows cats of any kinds are somewhat difficult to train and are considered dangerous at all times. Most of the scenes in this movie do a decent job at making us believe the tiger IS in the house WITH our actors but some technical shortcuts had to be taken. Brooks wisely elect to use a real tiger and has little CGI as possible but few scenes show any interaction between the tiger and its potential preys. The result is still a very organic film with some stunning scenes featuring our big cat (one in particular, where he licks sweat off the floor, was memorable to me).

Credit to the filmmaker, this is an old school movie featuring a live animal, some character development in what is otherwise a by the book action thriller. Bonus points for having actor Garret Dillahunt play the creepy stepfather. One more creepy role for this fascinating actor.

The whole thing plays out like a mix between a wild animal movie such as The Edge (1997) and claustrophobic thrillers like Panic Room (2002).

Are there plot holes? Yes. Could this have gone to theatres? Probably not. But if your expectations are low, you love tigers and enjoy decent thrillers, you will probably find this entertaining enough.

I also want to command the producers for providing information regarding autism and also regarding the possible extinction of tigers we are facing during the end credits. If only one person goes to those websites and find information, then the movie will have done more than its job as far as I'm concerned.


15 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Worst Movie Idea Ever?... punishmentdue
Why such a low score???? Boshamooay
Seriously Okay - Does the Tiger die? heffmeister
Lionsgate releasing the DVD Aug 17, 2010!!! tmspice1
is the plot description.. bad_lady_bug
Could Go Either Way headhoncho
Discuss Burning Bright (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?