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Sunshine Reviews

David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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Nothing anyone does makes much sense, but gad, is it ever gorgeous.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

January 18, 2008
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The picture would be nothing, an incomplete Venn diagram, without Murphy.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

September 22, 2007
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Cluttered storytelling undermines Sunshine.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2007
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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On sci-fi's crowded table Boyle serves a fresh feast for our eyes, minds and hearts.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 27, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Sunshine, if a fireball, is one that warns us yet again of the danger of flying too close to the sun.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

July 27, 2007
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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For Mr. Boyle, a Swiss Army knife of a filmmaker, there's always something new.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

July 27, 2007
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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There's a near-tactile pleasure to the special effects in Sunshine that is uncommon in this era of CGI imagery.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 27, 2007
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Other movies may explore the depths of outer space. This movie explores the shallows.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 26, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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At a certain point, like a dying star about to pop into eternal nothingness, the movie can't be seen as anything -- it just implodes.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Sunshine comes with the promise of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as imagined by Danny Boyle. Even as Armageddon as imagined by Danny Boyle, it doesn't disappoint.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Sunshine quickly fades from near-brilliance to dim potboiler.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 26, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Not as good as you'd expect, but with Boyle expectations are almost unfairly high.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

July 26, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Beam yourselves aboard Sunshine, set 50 years in the future. The voyage works, beautifully.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A sometimes dazzling, but ultimately disappointing futuristic mind-game.

July 23, 2007
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The film is nonsense, and what counts is whether viewers will feel able to lay aside their logical complaints and bask in what remains: a trip in search of a tan.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 23, 2007
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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As a pure cinematic experience, it's exhilaratingly, brutally beautiful.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

July 20, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The pressure to save mankind is enormous, and our attention grows as the tension mounts. Light is used in haunting and powerful ways throughout. But as the film ultimately deviates from its course, the entire undertaking suffers.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2007
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Sunshine -- despite a title so at odds with the film's tone -- is engrossing, believable and intelligent sci-fi filmmaking at its best.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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The overall effect is the creation of something truly unbearable -- and the curious thing is that this unbearableness is apparent from the first portentous voice-over 30 seconds into the film.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

July 20, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Every frame wows with exquisite arrangements of light and color; each of the characters' choices is packed with a sense of consequence and urgency that makes us feel as if we're frittering away our lives by comparison.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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So what starts out as fascinating sci-fi becomes just fi, and winds up pulp fi.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2007
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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Who cares? The characters are so sketchily drawn that it's hard to keep them straight, let alone get worked up about their survival.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 20, 2007
Dana Stevens
Slate
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The experience of watching Sunshine is one of nearly relentless tension, a sticky-palmed dread that takes on literally cosmic proportions as the story progresses.

Full Review Source: Slate

July 20, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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We don't know if we're watching a thriller or a sci-fi parable, a utopian dream or a deeply cynical nightmare. But in the end, it may not matter. The whole thing burns out well before the director reaches his final destination.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2007
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
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Boyle's spiritual and metaphysical musings intertwine neatly with his pop sensibility, imbuing this with an art-house intelligence without diluting its summer blockbuster appeal.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 20, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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...science-fiction fans will like it, and also brainiacs, and those who sometimes look at the sky and think, man, there's a lot going on up there, and we can't even define precisely what a soliton is.

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

July 20, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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If their [Boyle and Garland] movie doesn't float your boat as a work of science-fiction, action, philosophy, heliocentrism, or staggering visual spectacle (although, it really should), then it certainly succeeds as a parable for cinematic ambition.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 20, 2007
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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As the ship moves closer to the Sun, and people and things begin to fall apart, Mr. Doyle and his screenwriter, Alex Garland, goose their science fiction with action- and horror-genre beats, increasingly turning up the chills and thrills.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 20, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Brightness has never seemed as menacing as it does in Sunshine, the nail-bitingly tense science-fiction thriller.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 19, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Danny Boyle gets some tension going, and, as the crew members are eliminated one by one, a cosmic despair sets in.

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

July 19, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Near-classic modern science fiction.

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

July 19, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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...the most ravishingly atmospheric movie I've seen all year. This is not primarily a look-at-my-gizmos dog-and-pony show, though Boyle does amazing things with light to create a self-contained world trapped in space.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 19, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Sunshine has a more ethereal look than the average science fiction movie but, considering the subject matter, it works.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

July 18, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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While the unfathomable burning brightness of the sun bathes the whole picture in flashes of cinematic dazzle, Boyle and his team ground the story in details chosen for their sophisticated, underplayed authenticity.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

July 18, 2007
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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Funny thing is, Sunshine works despite feeling both over-familiar and over-ambitious.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 17, 2007
David Germain
Associated Press
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The early intensity of Sunshine wanes in the third act. The film becomes a ferocious jumble, and rather than a supernova finish, it winks out amid stale New Age notions of the continuity of life and connectedness of all things.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 17, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The first hour and change is gangbusters, the last part unnerving enough to get by.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

July 16, 2007
Ben Walters
Time Out
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It's in the relationship between the crew and the sun that 'Sunshine' really shines.

Full Review Source: Time Out

April 10, 2007
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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An extraordinary film, operating simultaneously at visceral, psychological and spiritual levels as it takes us on a voyage into space with the fate of mankind at stake.

April 4, 2007
Derek Elley
Variety
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Like a collapsing star, Sunshine initially burns brightly but finally implodes into a dramatic black hole.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 3, 2007
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