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Summer in February Reviews

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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
January 16, 2014
Lifetime movie with English accents.
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 13, 2013
For the last half-hour, the director uses every trick in the book (rain machines, epic music, close-ups of sobbing girls) in a bid to jerk our tears. It was too much, too late. I was already looking at my watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2013
We're supposed to be saddened that their world is ending and that the first World War, with its awful human toll, looms. Instead we're thinking where are the bloody Germans when you need them?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2013
Proof that truth is duller than fiction comes with this tale of real events in the Lamorna artists' colony in Cornwall in the months before the first world war.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 13, 2013
If you hear anyone near you sniffling in the audience, chances are it will be due to hay fever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 14, 2013
A simplistic approach undermines this intriguing true story about a romantic triangle among artists in pre-WWI England.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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 16, 2014
Compared with the tepid contretemps of "Summer in February," the soap-opera theatrics of "Downton Abbey" have the depth of Chekhov.
January 14, 2014
Blah Britpic offers scenery but little else.
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
June 12, 2013
Ultimately, it's a competent, if uninspired, chronicle of an intriguing community hamstrung by that worthily reverential approach that afflicts British film-makers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2013
No sooner has Downton's Dan Stevens cast off Cousin Matthew's tweeds than he's back on screen as a stiff-upper-lipped toff. And if this wasn't typecasting enough, he's playing another thoroughly decent chap who is yearning after a flighty young woman.
June 17, 2013
It's not a particularly interesting or revealing story but there's plenty of plein-air painting and plein-air nudity ...
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