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Shine Reviews

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January 11, 2003
God save us from yet another holy fool movie. Geoffrey Rush has been much better.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 23, 2007
The movie is really an Oscar sandwich -- stale bread surrounding a big piece of ham: Geoffrey Rush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
A movie that treats mental illness as if it could be concerto-induced.
January 1, 2000
His life story is not exactly as it is shown here, but close enough, I gather, for us to marvel at the way the human spirit can try to heal itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 18, 2008
[Helfgott's] extraordinary life is intelligently charted here, and the three actors who play him at different stages are all exceptional.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
February 1, 2011
Intense, gripping mental-illness music drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Compassionate, deft, unsentimental, inspirational.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 26, 2002
Pays tribute to the important role of soul-friends in the nurturing of one's creative talents.
January 1, 2000
Despite all the feel-good overtones, the story never gets sappy, sentimental, or manipulative
Full Review
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
April 9, 2005
I declare "Shine" to be the best film of the year!
October 28, 2015
Inspired by the true story of the Australian classical pianist prodigy David Helfgott.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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+
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