...the best jukebox musical to come around in ages...
| Original Score: 4/4
I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool.
As the drama builds up to I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) you'll know exactly what's coming, but will be swept along regardless by what is surely one of the greatest pop songs ever written.
| Original Score: 5/5
It will be a cold heart that can't warm to this sunshine.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fletcher's faux-rootsy, unoriginal crowd-pleaser keeps insisting that we see it as a ray of sunshine. It didn't work for me, but Mullan provides one hell of a silver lining.
We'd say it was a Celtic Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But they didn't have headbutts or anything like as much fun in that film.
| Original Score: 4/5
A far cry from the likes of Rock of Ages and Mamma Mia!, and worth seeing for Mullan's Tom Waits-channelling alone.
Like The Proclaimers' best known song the picture starts slowly but builds to a joyous conclusion that will convince you to jump on the next train to Scotland and expect glorious sunshine.
This generous adaptation of Stephen Greenhorn's stage musical is a toe-tapping, warm-hearted delight.
It's a jukebox musical that strings together a winning romantic comedy with catchy tunes and heartfelt lyrics.
Big smiles are guaranteed for Dexter Fletcher's charming musical monument to The Proclaimers.
Infectiously joyous feel-good musical that will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear, thanks to some terrific songs, an exuberant cast and note-perfect, crowd-pleasing direction from Dexter Fletcher.
Leaves you with cask-strength, capillary-reddening tingles of happiness that run to the very tip of your nose.
The singalong, turned into a musical for stage and now screen, is better than one feared or hoped.
What makes it work are the performers, particularly Mullan and Horrocks, who give it their considerable all.
Pitched perfectly between microbudget miracle Once and all-star Aegean romp Mamma Mia! What these songs lack in recognition they make up for in feelgood factor.
A wet, sloppy dog-kiss of a film ... Heart-on-sleeve sweet.
Sunshine on Leith will send you out the cinema with high spirits and an old '80s classic burned back into your mind.
It may lack the subtleties and emotional wallop of a lo-fi musical like Once, but Sunshine On Leith delivers a bright, cheery, big-hearted smile of a movie.
Providing a joyous antidote to the grim social realism that Scottish cinema has become associated with, Sunshine On Leith is a charming, big-hearted crowd-pleaser. A feel-braw, if you will.