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Shine Reviews

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October 28, 2015
Inspired by the true story of the Australian classical pianist prodigy David Helfgott.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 7, 2011
Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste, but some of that illumination is the work of our own reflector lamps.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 1, 2011
Intense, gripping mental-illness music drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
[Helfgott's] extraordinary life is intelligently charted here, and the three actors who play him at different stages are all exceptional.
December 25, 2007
With the exception of a few overwrought scenes, Hicks' Australian biopic of pianist David Helfgott, which caused a bidding war at the 1996 Sundance Fest, is fresh and emotionally stirring without being sentimental or cliched.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
Compassionate, deft, unsentimental, inspirational.
September 11, 2005
Inspiring, memorable cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2005
I declare "Shine" to be the best film of the year!
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2003
A tremendous biopic about overcoming the odds. It's what 'A Beautiful Mind' wants to grow up to be.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Australia's gift to the movie world this year is a shimmering jewel called Shine.
August 26, 2002
Pays tribute to the important role of soul-friends in the nurturing of one's creative talents.
March 24, 2002
I went from disliking the movie the first time to coming, grudgingly, to respect it as a very clever, albeit misleading, melodrama.
January 22, 2002
Inspired by the real story of classical pianist David Helfgott, "Shine" re-creates that emotionally piercing story, note by memorable note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 31, 2001
Dará mucho de qué hablar, y les dejará un grato sabor de boca. Imposible no verla.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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