61% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
83% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
72% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
89% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
34% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
—— Haven: Season 5
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— The League: Season 6
56% Legends: Season 1
23% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
59% Red Band Society: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Abril Despedašado (Behind the Sun) Reviews

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Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
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The appearance of circus performers in any film not by Fellini usually bodes ill, and it does so here.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 1, 2010
Chris Barsanti
Film Threat

a family saga told with all the muscle of the best Sergio Leone western.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A sumptuously filmed parable on the futility of violence.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A family blood feud between neighbors over land in the rural sugarcane fields of the Brazil of 1910.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

September 27, 2002
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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A bleak, beautiful cinematic fable driven by the brutal logic of blood feuds and transformed by an overpowering sense of wonder.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2002
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Gets away with its shortfalls almost solely on the basis of its cinematography.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 73/100

July 13, 2002
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The first time I saw the Brazilian Behind the Sun, there were no subtitles, and I couldn't understand a word. The second time, it had subtitles, and, to tell you the truth, the first time was better.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 11, 2002
Christopher Null

Poignant and touching.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

June 15, 2002
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

[An] example of how old-fashioned cinema can still be quietly thrilling.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

May 4, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Salles' movie taps into matters that are at once ancient and mythical and, needless to say, headline-fresh.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

May 3, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Salles starts with the loudly trumpeted theme, then tacks on a slim plot to justify the clamour.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 3, 2002
Rod Armstrong

As a story about two warring families, it is poignant, beautifully shot, and powerful. As an allegory reflecting on the cycles of violence that threaten all of our futures, it is absolutely necessary.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

April 26, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Becomes nothing more than a waiting game -- an annoying, endless deathwatch.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 24, 2002
Neil Smith

Full of poetic imagery, dazzling photography and heartfelt performances from a mostly unknown cast.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 22, 2002
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

There isn't a line that doesn't echo with heavy meaning or a character that has a life outside his or her dramatic purpose in this allegory.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C+

April 19, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A lovely journey, but it's like a picture book whose text is merely incidental.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 19, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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Salles is a fine director with the ability to invest moments with a sense of tragedy and inexorable fate.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Salles here gives a story of inter-familial feuding and violence the kind of resonance that readily invites a leap to wider implications.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2002
Renee Graham
Boston Globe
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Poignant and wrenching.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

April 19, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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After a certain point, no one is right and no one is wrong, both sides have boundless grievances, and it's the audience that wants to run away with the circus.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 19, 2002
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