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Shine Reviews

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February 26, 2018
As befits the subject, with his taste for the romantic repertoire, Shine' is not afraid of stirring up big emotions. It earns them honorably.
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
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