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  • Summary: A story of intergenerational conflict, urban malaise and poisonous jellyfish.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    88
    An enchantingly cryptic, ethereally photographed slice of somber surrealism that should definitely appeal to fans of David Lynch and Luis Buñuel.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Kurosawa strolls through his narrative with relaxed confidence, suggesting apocalyptic significances without assuring us that he has anything particular on his mind.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill White
    67
    A slow, sometimes difficult film, Bright Future offers little immediate payoff to the patient viewer.
  6. Bright is pretty to look at, but it's a slow-moving, meandering work that isn't as complex or mysterious as it appears.
  7. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    40
    Occupies wavelengths too remote to be tuned in by audiences other than diehard Asian esoterica enthusiasts.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2

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