Sunshine

2007, Sci-fi, 1h 47m

171 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Danny Boyle continues his descent into mind-twisting sci-fi madness, taking us along for the ride. Sunshine fulfills the dual requisite necessary to become classic sci-fi: dazzling visuals with intelligent action. Read critic reviews

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In the not-too-distant future, Earth's dying sun spells the end for humanity. In a last-ditch effort to save the planet, a crew of eight men and women ventures into space with a device that could revive the star. However, an accident, a grave mistake and a distress beacon from a long-lost spaceship throw the crew and its desperate mission into a tailspin.

Cast & Crew

Chipo Chung
Voice of Icarus
Voice
Paloma Baeza
Capa's Sister
Sylvie Macdonald
Child
Alwin H. Kuchler
Cinematographer
Mark Tildesley
Production Design
Chris Gill
Film Editor
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Costume Designer
John Murphy
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Underworld
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David Warren
Supervising Art Direction
Gary Freeman
Art Direction
Stephen Morahan
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Denis Schnegg
Art Direction
Donna Isaacson
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Critic Reviews for Sunshine

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (131) | Rotten (40)

  • The human interaction and tension works, how every single member can be sacrificed for the larger good of the humankind. But the acting is uniformly dull, the cast is deadpan, poker-faced and robotic at best.

    January 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Nothing anyone does makes much sense, but gad, is it ever gorgeous.

    October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Seems to linger in the realm of horror at the most inappropriate times, while also stifling the sense of adventure at equally inopportune moments.

    November 28, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Sunshine works on every level it strives for. If you come into the film looking for a thrill ride, the chances are good that you will be watching tensely with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

    April 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sunshine

  • Jun 07, 2016
    A brilliant sci fi movie that has a great fresh story but isn't told all that well at times and it got very silly at times too and it did ruin the movie, It's brilliantly acted and yes the plot is very farfetched but it was good with allot of twists and turns along the way, The ending was how it should of ended just lack of knowledge of what was going on made the climax not as satisfying as it should of been.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2015
    I found myself really getting into this movie, even though it got too strange towards the end. I did enjoy the effects and the originality of the story. Great cast and good direction for sure.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2013
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  • Nov 28, 2013
    From Danny Boyle comes the smart and exciting space odyssey Sunshine. The story follows the mission of the Icarus II to reignite Earth's dying sun, but the mission is jeopardized when they alter course in an attempt to salvage the derelict craft of their predecessor, Icarus I. Exceptionally well-written, the film does an excellent job at developing the characters in subtle ways, and at grounding itself in the real world. The set designs also do an incredible job at creating a real, lived-in universe. Additionally, the special effects are remarkably effective at conveying the spectacle and the danger of space. Starring Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, and Cliff Curtis, the cast is quite impressive and delivers some powerful performances. A brilliantly crafted and compelling film, Sunshine is a riveting science fiction thriller.
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