Burnt by the Sun Reviews

September 7, 2011
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Burnt by the Sun was not the best of the nominated foreign films (Before the Rain deserved to win), and is not even very original.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Though my foreign Oscar pick would still have been Eat Drink Man Woman, Sun is such a personal close second that I can go with the academy novelty of novelties.
May 21, 1994
March 30, 2019
Deep, historically revealing, unforgettable.
January 11, 2009
There's a touch of Chekhovian poetic realism in Mikhalkov's mesmerizingly beautiful chronicle of love, family, and the intrusion of politics, which won the 1994 best foreign-language Oscar.
March 20, 2004
Brilliant allegory about retired Russian officer who discovers he can't escape Stalin's purges.
October 1, 2003
May 20, 2003
August 15, 2002
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
A brilliant, Chekhovian meditation on trust, love, and the intrusive horrors that period of time brought to otherwise normal families.
January 1, 2000
I generally don't like slapstick comedy, and this movie was no exception.
January 1, 2000
Overbearing and, unsurprisingly, mostly forgotten.