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Blinded By the Light (12A)

Musical, Drama, Comedy

British drama, set in 1987, in which a young British Pakistani teenager discovers a passion for Bruce Springsteen. Read more …

The critical consensus

Bruce Springsteen provides the soundtrack for a joyful musical comedy focusing on a misfit teen.

****(*)Anna Smith, The List, 05/08/2019

Boundless enthusiasm can’t disguise a paperthin plot and some knuckle-biting musical sequences.

**(*)(*)(*)Tom Huddleston, Little White Lies, 05/08/2019

The film offers not only a reminder of Springsteen’s lyrical genius, but of how he’s always served as a beacon for the disenfranchised.

****(*)Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent, 08/08/2019

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha cooks up this efficiently watchable drama about a rock fan’s yearning to become a writer.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 08/08/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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