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Blinded by the Light

2019
Comedy
Drama
1h 58m
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Avg Percentile 49.54% from 202 total ratings

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Rated 11 Apr 2020
74
48th
One of two British movies in the same year to feature a safe, but heartwarming story as a delivery for a solid soundtrack. This one feels a little more sincere, and Springsteen is a more meaningful and entertaining choice than The Beatles. "Blinded by the Light" might lack originality, but it does it with a heart on its sleeve.
Rated 06 Sep 2019
60
34th
Bitch please you’re not even close to being a Springsteen fan. Where’s the long discussions over which cut of the Promise is better? Where’s Unsatisfied Heart? A long essay on Electric Nebraska. Dying to the live opening of Prove it All Night at Winterland. 1987 - should’ve been fucking up this kid’s life with Tunnel of Love.
Rated 15 Sep 2019
85
91st
If you're a Springsteen fan you're gonna love it. If you're not, you should be.
Rated 02 Sep 2019
89
86th
Hard to imagine anyone who dislikes Springsteen enjoying this since there are times the need to celebrate his music is so strong, characters seem to break out of the film's reality. But for everyone else, esp fans, this is a frequently exhilarating & ultimately moving coming-of-age story. Any "woke" members of the audience will also have to fess up that "cultural appropriation" isn't based on any principle but simply PC jargon for retribution meant to deny whites things everyone else can enjoy
Rated 30 Aug 2019
20
12th
Come! One and all! And see the biopic of...a complete nobody! Reeks of an after school special. I went in not a Springsteen fan and I didn't come out one. His enthusiastic line: "In America, no one cares where you're from! And you can be anything you want to be!" I almost burst out laughing.
Rated 23 Aug 2019
7
81st
Usually these types of movies don't win me over,but this one had just few enough cheesy moments and a strong enough narrative to make it a satisfying watch
Rated 10 Nov 2019
20
12th
what the fuck. I went from tolerating this movie to hating it when they owned the racist chavs by singing Badlands at them. it simultaneously tries to have it both ways: a realistic, period-driven coming of age drama, yet also stupid bullshit made for people who still buy iTunes gift cards. the plot is primarily about how great of a writer the main character is despite having the literary prowess of Ralph Wiggum. what a coincidence that the main character is also the guy who wrote the movie.
Rated 02 Sep 2019
70
42nd
Obviously the soundtrack is more than stellar, and on the whole I quite enjoyed this, even though certain elements of the story (ie. Nell's entire existence) is fictionalized from the real story of this real person. Less egregious though as they were fine with it in the conception stage. I wish they would have taken more time to explore the racist undertones of Thatcher's Britain (instead of just saying "there's racism, you guys"), but in most other ways, it's well-made and a fulfilling watch.
Rated 20 Nov 2019
74
43rd
Even as someone who is not very familiar with the music of Bruce Springsteen, this movie was quite enjoyable. Guaranteed to put a smile on the all but the most cynical faces.
Rated 05 Sep 2020
74
42nd
This film has a good cast. The actors do a good job here. The script has some good moments and some predictable ones. Overall I would recommend this film.
Rated 09 Nov 2019
67
65th
Inspirational story of the conventional, but touching kind. Good take on the great lyrics of Bruce Springteen. The plot is a bit repetitive at times.
Rated 22 Apr 2020
70
89th
More grounded than "Yesterday", this based on a true story, British slice of life circa 1987, Springsteen musical is a heart warming and fun way to spend two hours during Corona time. This would probably appeal more to people who had to endure the same struggles during this time (racism towards immigrants, massive layoffs and work shortages, being British) but the film does a good job of roping you in and making you sympathize with the characters.
Rated 30 Jul 2021
44
32nd
I loved the acting, Viveik Kalra was amazing as the lead. Blinded by the Light is a good coming of age film with moments of real depth, especially when it comes to the relationships between Javed, his friends and his sisters. But unfortunately those moments don't last.
Rated 13 Oct 2021
70
67th
Good mood movie with good music.
Rated 15 Mar 2022
60
52nd
Entertainment: 3. Spirit: 0.5. Sustainability: 1. Family: 1.5
Rated 19 Feb 2024
30
11th
This was a pretty bad movie. A few moments here and there earned a nod from me, most of them insignificant details in a sea of mediocrity. My opinion is, it would have been a much more interesting movie if the character had discovered Harry Partch and the sacred mushroom at 16 over Bruce Springsteen, and "girls".
Rated 02 Sep 2019
68
30th
One of them feel-good movies.
Rated 25 Jan 2021
73
24th
Well the trailer didn't promise much so I was a bit afraid. What we have here is a politically correct version of 80s UK. It's really hard not to think of this piece as another insta-production feel-good movies. I fell for that so I'm not giving it a red rating, so there is that. Also, a slice from that century from this perspective was interesting, but why does it have to be so cheesy... And pacing was off quite often.
Rated 28 Aug 2020
68
79th
With a recent slew of biographical musicals, I wasn't particularly excited going into Blinded by the Light, not having an affinity for Springsteen's music. Luckily, I was pleasantly surprised by a film that makes a coming-of-age film mildly compelling through cultural context & a bit of nostalgia. The film doesn't shy away from racism, though it isn't defined by it. The 3rd act suffers from a clichéd onslaught of rapidly-written conflict & resolution, but overall is a solid film regardless.
Rated 19 Jan 2020
75
96th
Featuring terrific performances from Kalra, Ghir, Williams & Atwell, this love letter to dreamers is also a love letter to music, speaking to its importance in our world & our cultures. Telling the simple but compelling story of a teen finding himself & his place in a world that tells him he doesn't have one, it never relies on its 80's setting for nostalgia & focuses on themes that remain relevant today. Not wholly original, but very well done. Worth a watch, especially for music lovers.
Rated 13 Jan 2020
74
62nd
hayleysuchababe+overreactingtobrucelyricsmostofthetime:P+mostofhisownwriting/rhymesasslool+greatpartsliketeacher,inspiration,goinforit,whitebestie,gfsometimes+couldabeen80plus+sisdaytimeclublol+fightwithdadetc+happyending
Rated 02 Jan 2020
75
37th
It never really finds the traction it is looking for behind lyrics that it obviously wanted to point out are still meaningful in society today. It had moments but hid behind the lyrics and played it very safe when trying to wrap it all up nicely at the end. Just an odd mix of spoken word, interesting and abandoned plot concepts and decent music depending on the stance you take regarding Springsteen himself. Not a game changer for me.
Rated 23 Dec 2019
63
39th
I liked this movies against my better judgement. It tries to be a realistic, coming of age drama and also feel good bullshit movie of the year. The Boss lyrics do much of the heavy lifting.
Rated 10 Oct 2019
78
80th
Very entertaining and you get to listen to some excellent Bruce Springsteen.
Rated 23 Sep 2019
52
54th
okay movie
Rated 21 Aug 2019
60
39th
bazen biraz abartsa da springsteen müziğini çok iyi kullanıyor. çok kötü bir giriş yapsa da zaman içerisinde o "iyi hissetme" motiflerini doğrudan kullanırken karikatürizeliği kucaklaması en iyi yaptığı şey. springsteen ile özel bir bağ kurmayanlar için ne kadar anlam ifade eder bilemem ama sevenleri için gayet sıcak, iyi bir seyirlik.
Rated 17 Aug 2019
59
34th
This is a competently made movie, but it barely has a pulse outside of the myriad Bruce songs (especially The Promised Land, which is played *five times*). There are interesting beats that don't get explored and plot lines that fall away, all so the characters can just say Springsteen lyrics instead of any actual dialogue. Bruce fans will enjoy it, and honestly I'm harsh on it because I'm cynical and I've seen it done before and done better, but isn't that also an indictment?
Rated 16 Aug 2019
6
43rd
The use of Springsteen music, didn't make an impact for me but the story was worth telling and the recreation of the 1980's felt very real.
Rated 10 Dec 2019
65
62nd
Pakistanlı bir oğlanın hayata karşı isyanı. Büyüme sancıları Javed, arayışı Bruce Springsteen şarkılarında bulur. Ailesi ile sorunları, yaşadığı ülkede dışlanma ve ırkçılık, hayatta önemli yerlerde olamama, işsizlik buhranı. Her sorunun bir çözümü vardır. Bu senenin en iyi gençlik filmlerinden. Filmin sonunda barış kazanıyor. Doğru söyle sen kimin umurunda. Gözüme inanırım haydi zıpla.

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