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Shine Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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David Stratton
Variety
October 18, 2008
[Helfgott's] extraordinary life is intelligently charted here, and the three actors who play him at different stages are all exceptional.
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Compassionate, deft, unsentimental, inspirational.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4