Shine Reviews

  • Jun 20, 2019

    It is the best film ever made.

    It is the best film ever made.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Great movie. Soundtrack is just as good.

    Great movie. Soundtrack is just as good.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Excellent performances by all concerned. I loved the movie then and I love it now!

    Excellent performances by all concerned. I loved the movie then and I love it now!

  • Oct 13, 2018

    Wonderful perfomances making it very difficult not to be moved by David Helfgott's story.

    Wonderful perfomances making it very difficult not to be moved by David Helfgott's story.

  • Feb 24, 2018

    1001 movies to see before you die.

    1001 movies to see before you die.

  • Jan 26, 2018

    Decent bit of entertainment. There are some problems. The dad is irredeemably useless. They didn't do a good job of showing what happened to David. Suddenly he was getting electro-shock treatment and I'm not sure why. But I'm always a sucker for music stuff so I appreciated how that kept shining through. 6.3 out of 10

    Decent bit of entertainment. There are some problems. The dad is irredeemably useless. They didn't do a good job of showing what happened to David. Suddenly he was getting electro-shock treatment and I'm not sure why. But I'm always a sucker for music stuff so I appreciated how that kept shining through. 6.3 out of 10

  • Oct 28, 2017

    I felt the first half is plagued by cliches, contrived dialogue, and terribly unconvincing performances. Of course Geoffrey Rush saves this film. A better second half almost makes up for a fairly dull first half.

    I felt the first half is plagued by cliches, contrived dialogue, and terribly unconvincing performances. Of course Geoffrey Rush saves this film. A better second half almost makes up for a fairly dull first half.

  • Aug 27, 2017

    Geoffrey Rush is exceptional

    Geoffrey Rush is exceptional

  • Jul 17, 2017

    Feel good movie, great performance by scenery chewing Geoffrey Rush. Not very subtle, but worth seeing if you're fresh out of valium.

    Feel good movie, great performance by scenery chewing Geoffrey Rush. Not very subtle, but worth seeing if you're fresh out of valium.

  • May 26, 2017

    Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film directed by Scott Hicks. Classic Australian film. AAN GGND AACTAW 1001

    Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film directed by Scott Hicks. Classic Australian film. AAN GGND AACTAW 1001