Burning Bright

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"His Feeding. Your Frenzy."
  • PG-13
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.8  (7,860)

"Burning Bright" is a thriller movie from 2010, directed by Carlos Brooks and starring Briana Evigan, Charlie Tahan, and Garret Dillahunt. The movie follows the story of a young woman and her autistic younger brother who are trapped inside their house with a Bengal tiger during a hurricane. The movie starts with Kelly (Briana Evigan), a young woman who dreams of attending college but is saddled with the responsibility of caring for her autistic brother, Tom (Charlie Tahan). Their mother, a drug addict, has recently passed away, leaving them alone in their house. Kelly is getting ready to sell the house so that she can fund her dreams of attending college, but in the meantime, she has to put up with her stepfather, Johnny (Garret Dillahunt), who has shown up out of the blue after being absent for years.

As night falls, a sudden hurricane hits their quiet neighborhood, forcing the trio to board up the house against the storm. However, in the chaos of the hurricane, they realize that a Bengal tiger from a nearby circus has taken refuge inside the house as well. The ferocious tiger is hungry and angry, and it is stalking them throughout the house.

The tension in the movie builds as the trio has to survive the night with a bloodthirsty tiger prowling throughout the house. The movie's scenes are taught, and you can feel the tiger pouncing just around the corner. The concept adds an extra layer of suspense, as Kelly and Tom must channel their ingenuity to fend off the tiger while also staying safe from the hurricane.

Throughout the movie, there are many twists and turns and a few well-placed jump scares that will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. The movie's pacing is fast, and the suspense is expertly crafted to keep the viewers engaged.

What raises this movie above its contemporaries is how the filmmaker sets out to imbue it with an emotional core. Kelly is fiercely protective of Tom, and throughout the movie, she goes to great lengths to ensure his safety. She uses her ingenuity and bravery to outsmart the tiger and find a way out of the situation.

The performances of the actors in the movie are quite impressive. Briana Evigan delivers a brilliant performance as Kelly, a strong-willed woman determined to protect her brother. She showcases vulnerability and strength, which makes the audience connect with her plight. Charlie Tahan gives a stunning performance as Tom, the young boy with autism. Tom's representation is not exploitative and showcases him as a gifted young boy who needs care and protection. Garret Dillahunt is also great in his role as Johnny, the stepfather who is complex, enigmatic and brings an extra layer of tension to the story.

In summary, "Burning Bright" is a heart-pounding thriller that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The suspense is well-written, and the performances of the actors are top-notch. The movie also has an emotional core that will tug at your heartstrings. Overall, it's a must-watch for fans of the thriller genre.

Burning Bright is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (7,860)