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Secret Sunshine Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

The amount of tragedy delivered by this story would feel abusive if a lesser talent was at its center.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 6, 2013
Glenn Dunks
Trespass

It quickly dawns as to why Jeon won so many awards for this performance...

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 8, 2013
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

In a performance as raw and naked as I can recall seeing, Jeon navigates the ebbs and flows of Shin-ae's grief.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 4, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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There is a natural tendency to appreciate movies that are neat and concise. "Secret Sunshine" makes a striking argument for the antithesis.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 3, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Superbly observed study of a woman's tortured spiritual odyssey, filled with honest drama, unexpected humor and brilliant revelations.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 29, 2010
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a wrenching, darkly comic and immersive work

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 23, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It doesn't touch the heart as much as it thinks it does.

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

December 23, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Profoundly moving, intelligent and unflinching. It boasts a brave, emotionally devastating performance by Jeon Do-yeon.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 8.921/10

December 22, 2010
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The cinematic equivalent of prose that is clear, elegant and lyrical.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2010
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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Buried in the year-end rush but one of the year's best films.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 21, 2010
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Secret Sunshine is a frequently beautiful film with a cold, dark heart.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

December 21, 2010
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Brilliantly written, acted and directed, this is a work that evokes the Russian novel despite being a Korean film. Treats larger questions of life and death in the serious manner that they deserve.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

December 21, 2010
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

[S]low portrait of damaged woman struggling against community expectations reveals universality [in] extraordinary Do-yeon who dramatically shifts gears again [and again].

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 7/10

December 21, 2010
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

An exemplary examination of coping that expands to entail questions of morality, absolution and faith.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: A-

December 5, 2010
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

It is unlikely you are going to see a more palpable portrayal of grief this year than Jeon Do-yeon's magnificent perfomance as Shin-ae in this Korean drama of the heart.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 7, 2007
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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A secular hymn to the small triumphs and cavernous tragedies of the everyday, and to our awesome ability to cope.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 6, 2007
Eric Campos
Film Threat

Perfect for those wishing to enjoy a nice traumatizing time at the movies.

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

November 13, 2007
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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This exploration of grief in contemporary South Korea plods along adequately and intelligently.

Full Review Source: Time Out

October 20, 2007
George Wu
culturevulture.net

Can a movie traumatize you in a good way?

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

October 17, 2007
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Even as the film piles awkwardness and suffering upon its character, it never feels exploitative or emotionally manipulative, maintaining a restrained tone entirely devoid of melodrama.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

October 9, 2007
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