Shadows in the Sun (2009)
Critic Reviews for Shadows in the Sun
Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.
Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.
Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.
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.
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.
Moody but way too laid-back, sloppy muddled, fragmented & loosely constructed. Jamie Dornan's shallow acting further puzzles what is his supposed-to-be significant character really about.
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