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Sunshine Reviews

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January 6, 2014
In an age of technical advancements when filmmakers have circumvented ideas for synthetic visual thrills, here is a movie that plays like some decisive, brilliant rebellion to that pattern.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 15, 2011
Don't pack a tube of SPF 50 to the theater; bring a can of Jolt or a double espresso.
October 16, 2010
"Sunshine's" mostly cerebral adventure into unquantifiable science and human nature makes its huh-what conclusion more forgivable. Loopy as it gets, once the Icarus II sets a course for the heart of the sun, "Sunshine" becomes a head-trip and a half.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 6, 2010
Sunshine is a fantastically enjoyable film that works our minds, delights our senses and shows that futuristic science fiction can be serious drama rather than mere popcorn fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2010
Garland and Boyle are nothing if not ambitious. They want us to consider the Big Questions about the importance of mankind as well as science versus fundamentalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 27, 2009
A barely noticeable eclipse next to the poetry of Woman in the Moon and Mission to Mars
March 19, 2009
Leaves a lot to be desired from the standpoint of plot, character development and scientific credibility.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 18, 2008
Nothing anyone does makes much sense, but gad, is it ever gorgeous.
August 17, 2008
not crammed with excitement, but it is thoroughly engrossing
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2008
a visually striking film that uses the expected elements of the science fiction genre to create memorable, sometimes mesmerizing images
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2008
Sunshine is remarkable for the technical virtuosity with which it creates life on a space vehicle and the cosmos around it.
April 10, 2008
The closer he gets to the sun, the more Boyle loses his nerve, reducing a tense, unpredictable thriller to a needlessly bloody, pseudo-spiritual mess.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 28, 2008
Sunshine belongs to that select group of science-fiction films that care more about the science than the fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 15, 2008
Rarely do we get to enjoy such complex, adult characters, realistic dialogue and stunning imagery in the fantastic genres.
October 5, 2007
A decent science-fiction movie which despite its solid overall production would surely have been a lot better had the momentum and ethereal quality of its first two acts been smoothly transitioned into the finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 22, 2007
Sunshine doesn't just crash and burn; it blisters like the solar-obsessed Searle until there's nothing left but a pile of dust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 22, 2007
Unlike the films of Kubrick, Tarkovsky and Scott, Sunshine is empty of ideas. So Boyle fills the void with sound.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2007
Boyle and his cast set the controls to the heart of the sun and drive the interstellar pilgrimage beyond the dubious science and rickety story line with magnificent imagery and a gravity that pulls you in.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 22, 2007
It may, at the very end, be a failure, but it's a glorious failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2007
Danny Boyle's sci-fi thriller is enjoyable, well acted and packed with references throughout although it abandons its fascinating premise for a disappointingly conventional finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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