Summer in February Reviews

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August 29, 2019
It's got that summertime blandness.
July 23, 2019
The film is clearly a labour of love, but it never really transcends its safe Sunday telly atmosphere and sadly it feels like a missed opportunity.
February 26, 2019
Characters' motivations often make no sense at all and people veer wildly between being likeable and ghastly with little attempt to provide explanation or context.
September 5, 2017
Dan Stevens is the one genuinely likeable element to this dreary Downton-on-Sea.
June 21, 2016
The performances are but one eye roll-inducing aspect of a period drama so generic and formulaic that it verges on parody.
August 12, 2014
Real-life historical drama about a Bohemian artists' colony in Cornwall just before World War I ignores their work... to focus on a tediously tragic romantic triangle.
January 31, 2014
Regardless of its true-story credentials, Summer In February seems to have been cobbled together from the moldy spare parts of countless Masterpiece Theater PBS movies.
January 20, 2014
Gorgeous scenes along the Cornish coast are impressive, but the film lacks the dynamic chemistry between lovers that's so important in a romance-themed movie.
January 17, 2014
...Summer In February eventually settles into a dull routine much like the dissatisfied characters of the film, which will make for an easily dissatisfied audience.
January 17, 2014
In the end, it's a miserable movie about miserable people, and we're left to wonder why. But any further time spent considering this forgettable romance feels wasted.
January 17, 2014
A relatively alluring period drama set in an artist's colony in Cornwall in 1913.
January 17, 2014
It's sad when a movie that aspires to tell a sad, even tragic, story can't quite connect, and lies there inert on the screen instead of galvanizing or even stirring emotions the way it means to.
January 16, 2014
Compared with the tepid contretemps of "Summer in February," the soap-opera theatrics of "Downton Abbey" have the depth of Chekhov.
January 16, 2014
Lifetime movie with English accents.
January 16, 2014
Summer in February is a well-made costume drama that fans of Downton Abbey will probably appreciate, while those hoping to learn about Munnings will be better off hitting the nearest museum.
January 16, 2014
A period excursion into unnecessary suffering, leaving a wide open opportunity for gloriously pained performances and a steady dispensing of anguish, but Summer in February just doesn't register as intended.
January 16, 2014
Cooper stomps around ineffectually, Stevens makes for a blandly tame suitor, and Browning is unable to ignite any chemistry with either. The scenery is stunning. But the swooning has all the heat of a midwinter's swim.
January 14, 2014
A ceaselessly bland take on the famed Lamorna artists' colony in Cornwall, circa 1911.
January 14, 2014
As sumptuous as it is immensely shallow, the film practically revels in its attention to lush English landscapes as a means to distract from its derivative storytelling.
January 14, 2014
The film is at its best when the majestic countryside and the blossoming romance combine perfectly.
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