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Shadows in the Sun

Shadows in the Sun (2009)

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25

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 9

Serene and slow-moving, this turgid, unimpressive and inconsequential British period piece lacks any real drama.

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Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

Serene and slow-moving, this turgid, unimpressive and inconsequential British period piece lacks any real drama.

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Set in the late 1960s "Shadows in the Sun" is the poignant story of how a mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another. Starring two-time Oscar nominee Jean Simmons.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9)

A serene amble through an inoffensive landscape.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Comment (1)
Daily Telegraph

Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

A worthy entry on Jean Simmons' impressive CV - and hopefully not the last. Shadows In The Sun might not be Spartacus but it does have a charm of its own.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

There's more drama in a breakfast cereal ad.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

The film ends up verging on the inconsequential.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Heartfelt and well-behaved, this slight story of a divorced man attempting a reconciliation with his prickly mum is gracefully watchable, but resistant to embrace any actual drama.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

A cosy Sunday-evening telly slot surely beckons.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

A movie that has the same effect as a handful of Mogadon. It's so utterly dull they ought to give out prizes to anyone who keeps their eyes open to the end. Personally, I resorted to two carefully-placed matchsticks.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Time stands all but motionless. Wilby keeps plinking Träumerei on the Bechstein. And there is, no doubt, honey still for tea. Two stars for comfort, one star for originality.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

It can be hard putting the boot into low-budget films that have clearly been a labour of love- but it's a lot easier when they're as cr*p as this.

June 5, 2009 Full Review Source: News of the World
News of the World

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