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Brightburn (2019)

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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?


David Yarovesky


Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn
1,865 ( 117)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Banks ... Tori Breyer
David Denman ... Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn ... Brandon Breyer
Abraham Clinkscales ... Royce
Christian Finlayson ... Fauxhawk
Jennifer Holland ... Ms. Espenschied
Emmie Hunter ... Caitlyn
Matt Jones ... Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner ... Merilee McNichol
Becky Wahlstrom ... Erika
Terence Rosemore ... P.E. Teacher
Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff Deever
Elizabeth Becka ... Principal
Annie Humphrey ... Deputy Aryes
Steve Agee ... EJ


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. Written by twiztedhollow60

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil Has Found Its Superhero. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence/bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The mask Brandon wears seems partially inspired by wasps. An early classroom scene he talks about how certain wasps place their young in a separate hive, getting others to feed them. This is a clear parallel to his situation. See more »


There are no wild wolves in Kansas. See more »


[first lines]
Kyle Breyer: Are you okay?
Tori Breyer: Mm-hmm.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like this. Maybe this time we get lucky and make a baby?
Tori Breyer: Let's just have some fun.
Kyle Breyer: Oh, I like fun.
Tori Breyer: Just shut up and kiss me.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title doesn't appear until the end. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut in two scenes to reduce strong gory images in order to obtain a '15' rating. See more »


Fireflies in a Steel Mill
Written by Blake Soper (as Blake Sennett)
Performed by The Elected
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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User Reviews

A good take
22 June 2019 | by Clive_WSee all my reviews

I must admit, I wasn't sure at first what to take from the trailer when I originally watched it, but I must admit the result was pleasantly surprising. As with any film, and any review, everything gets a mixed bag, some will expect more story, but this isn't a story you need more to explain, everyone knows the idea of an alien coming to earth, much like good old Superman, based on that concept alone you role with what bits of information you are given, much like the bee story, a hive, now with no spoiling any of the content, like with everything I'd say check the film out for yourself, form your own view, but don't expect a back story, as this film focus is on the what if. As always it's good to see good reviews and bad, always like to see how people take things home. Now I hope this helps, but with every review it is an opinion. Take care. And be forever watchful of those skies.

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Release Date:

24 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brightburn See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,845,658, 26 May 2019

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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