‘Blinded by the Light’ reviews: Critics say it’s ‘cheesy,’ ‘dorky’ and also a ‘pure, ingenuous joy’

‘Blinded by the Light’ reviews: Critics say it’s ‘cheesy,’ ‘dorky’ and also a ‘pure, ingenuous joy’
Blinded by the Light” opened on August 16, and it lands in an interesting position. Following “Yesterday,” it’s the second film of the summer centering on a young British man of South Asian descent whose life is transformed by the music of a legendary artist. In that case it was The Beatles. In this case it’s Bruce Springsteen. So what do critics think of this latest variation on the theme?

Of course, the films take quite different approaches to the artists that inspired them. “Yesterday” was a speculative film that imagined a world where only one man on Earth remembered the songs of the Beatles, while “Blinded” is a coming-of-age story about a teenager (Viveik Kalra) who just really loves Bruce Springsteen. And the reviews are quite divergent as well. As of this writing “Blinded” has a MetaCritic score of 71 based on 42 reviews counted thus far — 34 positive, 7 mixed, and only 1 negative.
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