The Guardian reviews Brain on Fire — two stars

Here. No mention of Armitage, but the supporting cast is described as “strong.”

~ by Servetus on September 15, 2016.

15 Responses to “The Guardian reviews Brain on Fire — two stars”

  1. Oh, ouch. “awards-bait weepie”

    • Not into victim blaming, but the film is almost asking for that …

      • As films about obscure illnesses are… there’s always that danger. (And I didn’t even repeat the quote about Moretz…)

        • There’s also the whole factor of “the major audience for this film is teenage fans of CGM, so let’s be nasty about things girls like” as a possible influence on a reviewer.

          • That, OTOH, would be absolutely deplorable. And is – unfortunately – entirely possible. (I am reminded of the whole Cumberbatch-fan-bashing last year.)

            • I was expecting a bit more than this but it is so hard for this kind of subject to escape similar themes and cliches. But the no mention indicates to me that his role is in the end minute… sigh.

  2. I’m just waiting for the fundraising.

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