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Oranges And Sunshine Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

Oranges and Sunshine is a powerful exploration and its subjects should be proud.

Full Review Source: Onya Magazine | Original Score: B+

October 17, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Jim Loach's feature debut presents the horrific injustice of forced child migration in a calm, measured manner.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

December 18, 2011
James Verniere
Boston Herald

'Sunshine' a burning indictment of child abuse.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B plus

November 4, 2011
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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The sincerity of feeling is unmistakable. So's the flat-footedness of the writing.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 3, 2011

Boston Phoenix

A chilling tale? Not when made into a maudlin, completely predictable, mainstream narrative movie by filmmaker Jim Loach.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

November 1, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Earnest, heart-tugging, social problem drama.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 28, 2011
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Yet another reality-based tale of a lone crusader who takes on past injustice, but a fairly good example of this overused genre.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

October 28, 2011
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
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Emily Watson, who always brings a special grace to the screen, gives a multilayered performance to the role of Margaret Humphreys, who not only puts her own family dynamic at risk but finds herself physically threatened.

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

October 27, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The story is a stunner, and the format, propelled by Watson's deepening investigation, gives the movie energy.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The result is a problem drama with more problem than drama.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 27, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Emily Watson, a delicate English rose, has never seemed more sturdy than here.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2011
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

The script occasionally employs a clumsy voiceover, but later the same technique works wonderfully, pairing the most dramatic plot points with its most emotional monologues.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

October 25, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a bit plodding overall, its heroine more perseverant than passionate.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

October 25, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A 'message movie' told in staid, blocky fashion, as if already edited down for a Hallmark-style TV presentation, and the lowest-common-denominator audience that medium occasionally implies.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C-

October 23, 2011
Leonard Maltin
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How often have we seen well-intentioned movies become sanctimonious and lose their dramatic edge? No such accusations can be leveled at Jim Loach's Oranges and Sunshine, an impressive film that...

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

October 21, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The most powerful sequences in the movie are the linked vignettes involving Margaret and the various grown-up children whom she attempts to help in their search for -- what, exactly? Closure? Catharsis?

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

October 21, 2011
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Once, very early on, the secret deportations have been exposed there aren't many new places for the film to go - just more scenes of an increasingly tired-looking Emily Watson trudging around with an armful of file folders.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 21, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's powerful, gut-wrenching stuff, and it doesn't need tarting up.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Making a true story of social injustice into a gripping narrative requires more imagination than is contained in this well-intentioned but uninspired effort.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Well-meaning but blandly executed, smothering potentially powerful scenes with earnest do-gooder-film moments.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2011
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