Summer in February - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Summer in February Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 17, 2014
A relatively alluring period drama set in an artist's colony in Cornwall in 1913.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Travis Hopson
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
January 14, 2014
The film is at its best when the majestic countryside and the blossoming romance combine perfectly.
Alexia Skinitis
Radio Times
June 14, 2013
The dramatic cliffs, crashing waves and oppressive clouds gloriously captured gathering overhead create the perfect setting for this heartbreaking love-triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
The List
June 14, 2013
It'd take a cold soul not to warm to a film that, for all its conventional approach and picture-postcard visuals, proves poignant in the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
June 13, 2013
It's old-fashioned for sure, and the characters are a tad under-written, but the picture looks lovely, is very well acted and quietly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kingsley Marshall
Little White Lies
June 13, 2013
The wind swept Cornish coast sings of dramatic romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
June 13, 2013
Engaging and enjoyable British period drama enlivened by a strong script, stunning locations, some impressive production design work and a trio of great performances from Emily Browning, Dan Stevens, and Dominic Cooper.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2013
It's an altogether hollow feeling that results in a love triangle story played out by numbers - albeit it very succinctly by Menual's hand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Helen Cox
June 11, 2013
Not quite a masterpiece, but unquestionably displays some impressive flourishes that will stir and move.
Tom Dawson
Total Film
June 11, 2013
Though it struggles to transcend its Sunday-TV feel, Christopher Menaul's film boasts sturdy turns from its three leads, while the outdoor lensing is a breath of fresh air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
June 11, 2013
An excuse to wallow in slushy sentiment and Edwardian glamour - best suited to a rainy day at home in the English summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
June 9, 2013
While the melodrama occasionally grates, this works as a raw romance and an intriguing glimpse of a bold and brash artist ahead of his time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amanda Waltz
The Film Stage
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
Nick Schager
The Dissolve
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kristy Puchko
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Glenn Kenny
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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