Sunshine Reviews

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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.
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.
September 22, 2007
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.
September 22, 2007
It may, at the very end, be a failure, but it's a glorious failure.
September 22, 2007
Unlike the films of Kubrick, Tarkovsky and Scott, Sunshine is empty of ideas. So Boyle fills the void with sound.
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.
September 22, 2007
This is Sci-fi at its proudest; an incredible achievement that reminds us why Danny Boyle is the best British director working today.
September 22, 2007
The picture would be nothing, an incomplete Venn diagram, without Murphy.
September 22, 2007
Visually rich and yet cold and claustrophobic.
September 21, 2007
Une oeuvre magnifique, mais excessivement tourmentée
September 16, 2007
An underrated and utterly excellent installment from Boyle who continues topping himself...
September 12, 2007
One of the most inventive and fascinating science-fiction films in decades.
September 5, 2007
The blend of humanity -- frailty, ego, idealism, guilt and the capacity for self-sacrifice -- is presented in great complexity.
August 16, 2007
Imagining the universe through one man's eyes, the movie uses Murphy's brilliant blue eyes and seductive androgyny to set a starting point, both luminous and uncanny. From here, Sunshine suggests vision is ever mutable.
August 10, 2007
You just want to shake the filmmakers by the shoulders and yell, "You have a damaged spaceship loaded with nuclear weapons speeding straight into the heart of the sun. Really, that's not enough drama for you?"
August 9, 2007
Despite referencing endless other better sci-fi films, Sunshine is its own glowing creation. Danny Boyle's visual talent and a terrific cast elevate the mundane aspects of the script.
August 7, 2007
The characters aren't much like real astronauts, but this is a price worth paying to shed light on the topic of rising to the occasion or crumbling in response to extremes.
August 7, 2007
Sunshine ...borrows liberally from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien, with accents of Outland, Solaris and Saturn 3.
August 6, 2007
Boyle and company start out with a smoothly claustrophobic space adventure, take a dark right turn into disaster territory, and end up squarely in a horror story. I enjoyed the trip.
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