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Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) Reviews

June 1, 2018
If it weren't for Binoche's warmth, the film might easily sink beneath the stereotype of French culture as overly talky and sex obsessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2018
[An] elegantly observed romance about a divorced woman searching for "one real love" in a city of lupine losers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 25, 2018
There's a Hollywood version of this tale, but that's not the one co-writer and director Claire Denis presents. "Let the Sunshine In" works because it's real, relatable and true to the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 21, 2018
Denis's foray into the often-goofy world of the rom-com is at once a cold bath of realism and a bewitching portrait of the power of love.
May 17, 2018
Denis instinctively knows what will draw us in - for most of the movie it's Binoche's face, so inviting, eager to soak up everything around her.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2018
Tilt it one way, and "Let the Sunshine In" becomes a dramatic portrait of a woman's sensual restlessness. Tilted the other way, it's a bittersweet romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2018
A multifaceted, bittersweet delight.
May 10, 2018
A dry, lightly sad, and very French comedy of romantic neurosis, brought to us by two great artists, director Claire Denis and star Juliette Binoche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2018
It's Binoche, here delivering one of her finest and most subtly calibrated performances, who imbues Isabelle with the heart and earthy eroticism that makes her far more appealing, even heroic, than the pathetic figure she might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2018
The movie is all a bit more airy than it needs to be, but Isabelle's startlements are like a double take that never lets up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 2, 2018
A simple story of enormous complexity. A romantic comedy and drama in which the questioning of those very categories is a part of the action...a peculiarly insightful glimpse into the emotional fluidity within the formal boundaries of French culture.
May 2, 2018
It's the great Binoche performance of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 30, 2018
Binoche is everywhere in this story. As in "Three Colors: Blue" (1993) and "The English Patient" (1996), she delivers a rich portrait of a restless heart, steeped in earthiness and radiance alike.
April 27, 2018
When films are made about straight men in this predicament, they're often considered explorations of a "mid-life crisis," but Denis' film poses the questions: What if crises aren't limited to a certain age, and what if love itself is the crisis?
April 27, 2018
Let the Sunshine In feels cream-puff light, but is deceptively rigorous, and about so much more than one woman's quest to find the One.
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April 26, 2018
Let the Sunshine In moves between dialogue and carnal interludes with rhythmic fluidity. The mostly nocturnal settings and sumptuous black and red palette intensify Binoche's soulful sensuality.
April 26, 2018
But the film's fascination lies less in its portraits of grievously flawed men than in its presentation of the heroine as a riddle for us to solve.
April 26, 2018
The film's confidence comes in part from the acceptance of the things that can't be known.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 25, 2018
Ms. Binoche is the film's primary and sufficient source of light. The radiance is all hers. The clouds, too.
April 24, 2018
An existential whirlwind even when it seems sitcom-flippant, Sunshine sees Denis continuing on an elevated cinematic plane.
October 16, 2017
It had never occurred to me that watching Juliette Binoche turn men down for an hour and a half would be enough plot for a movie, let alone one so rich, hilarious and sensual.
May 23, 2017
Suffice it to say that the movie's mostly enjoyable, but its ending is immortal.
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May 19, 2017
From the opening scene, a realistically messy tryst, Binoche offers a flux of vulnerability and pragmatism...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2017
A good bit of fun scrambling about in the darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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May 18, 2017
Binoche, like her compatriot Isabelle Huppert, is an actress so adept at serenely conducting inner turmoil that we risk taking their range of notes and tones for granted. Even by her standards, however, this is complex, quietly symphonic work ...
May 18, 2017
The film slowly but surely works its charms, painting a rich, emotionally complex portrait of a woman who, like Denis herself, will not let herself be boxed in.