• Sommersby
    2 minutes 1 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

Opening

94% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
100% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
44% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

58% Lucy $43.9M
61% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

New Episodes Tonight

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 6
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— The Fosters: Season 2
—— Hit the Floor: Season 2
—— Longmire: Season 3
—— Major Crimes: Season 3
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
—— Switched at Birth: Season 3
67% Teen Wolf: Season 4
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
88% Manhattan: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Sommersby Reviews

Page 1 of 2
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lacks whatever magical ingredient there is that makes a film a moving experience and instead settles for being an adequate but not a remarkable achievement.

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

April 11, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A winning and soul-stirring exploration of the spiritual meaning of one man's sacrificial death.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 12, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Though there is a near vaccuum at the center of the film, Sommersby is never boring, largely because of Ms. Foster's beautifully self-possessed presence.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The story idea is an interesting one, but it doesn't quite pan out in the end. There are too many unanswered questions and unresolved conflicts.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 2/4

March 23, 2003
Clint Morris
Moviehole

A powerful piece of filmmaking. Gere and Foster are as immaculate as always.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline

Hobbled with a meandering script, an erratic performance by Richard Gere, and an overbearing score by Danny Elfman.

Full Review Source: Movieline

January 9, 2002
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's really an old-fashioned hankie-soaker with Gere and Foster ably jerking tears. An odd yet convincing couple, they won't replace Rhett and Scarlet, and frankly, my dears, who can? But belles wring and bosoms heave in a manner most pleasing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Relatively weak popcorn drama.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Sommersby is not a terrible movie, there are just many things about it that aren't quite right.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A square peg pounded into a round hole -- or, more exactly, a medieval European story that has been unsuccessfully updated to the period of the American Civil War.

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

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

If you're looking for a picturesque romance -- with a little intrigue on the side -- you could do worse than Sommersby.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

At least satisfying and often is poignant.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/8

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The cast is uniformly good, including Gere in the title role. But it's Foster who really glows here, giving her character a sense of depth and innocence that makes the entire unlikely premise more palatable.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

From start to finish, it is a well-crafted film: part love story, part mystery, and all drama.

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

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 3/5

December 27, 2007
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 3/5

January 11, 2007
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

| Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2006
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2004
Page 1 of 2
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile