Shadows in the Sun (2009)



Critic Consensus: Serene and slow-moving, this turgid, unimpressive and inconsequential British period piece lacks any real drama.


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Set in the late 1960s "Shadows in the Sun" is the poignant story of how a mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another. Starring two-time Oscar nominee Jean Simmons.


Critic Reviews for Shadows in the Sun

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

A serene amble through an inoffensive landscape.

Jun 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.

Jun 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.

Jun 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.

Jun 5, 2009

A worthy entry on Jean Simmons' impressive CV - and hopefully not the last. Shadows In The Sun might not be Spartacus but it does have a charm of its own.

Jun 5, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There's more drama in a breakfast cereal ad.

Jun 5, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shadows in the Sun


Meditative family drama about healing old wounds as the family's matriarch is approaching her sunset. Jean Simmons, terribly feeble-she passed away less than a year after the film's release, gives a gentle but resolute performance. Nice that she could make her final bow above the title of a film that while it's not a masterpiece is a respectable showcase for her great often under-appreciated talent.

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