"A heartfelt ode to the promise of youth and the transformative power of music."
— Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It'll remind you of the importance of chasing dreams and loving yourself as well as others."
— Brian Truitt, USA Today
"Blinded by the Light features scenes of the most pure, unadulterated joy I’ve seen on screen in quite a while."
— Mike Ryan, Uproxx
"As a crowd-pleasing, emotionally gripping joyride about the ways in which music can change our lives, it’s one to see, and more than once."
— Clint Worthington, Consequence of Sound
"It’s the sort of unguarded drama they used to make in the ‘80s — a coming-of-age tale of unabashed earnestness — but it’s also a delirious and romantic rock ‘n’ roll parable."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Blinded by the Light, at its very best, captures the experience of being a fan, the pure exhilaration of it, and the sense of your vision opening out to vistas beyond your horizon."
— Sheila O'Malley, RogerEbert.com
"You don't have to love Bruce Springsteen with the all-consuming passion of Sarfraz Manzoor, the U.K. journalist whose memoir was adapted for the screenplay of Blinded By the Light, to find the film both deeply moving and utterly charming."
— Ed Masley, Arizona Republic
"Love, faith, Springsteen; that and a Sony Walkman are all it takes to surrender to the pure, ingenuous joy of Blinded by the Light, a Technicolor ode to the power of music so deeply tender and heartfelt that it disarms even the most misanthropic critic’s instincts."
— Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"Warm, funny, humane and deeply sincere, this ode to Bruce Springsteen, breaking free and belonging isn’t content merely to revel in Springsteen’s greatest hits — although it does, with vibrant, vicarious exhilaration. It delves into the singular power of music, and by extension art itself, to make its audience feel comprehended."
— Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"If you have even the slightest emotional connection to Springsteen’s music — if you’ve ever found salvation in a rock song, or desperately wished that you could change your clothes, your hair, your face — this giddy steamroller of a movie is going to flatten you whether you like it or not."
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire