Sunshine Reviews

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July 27, 2007
Problems arise in the film's third act...and the film doesn't recover.
July 27, 2007
Sunshine does not achieve the unity of theme or abstract totality of 2001 (which remains the gold standard for the genre), but it does effectively grapple with provocative questions of morality and spirituality.
July 27, 2007
The spaceship sequences are done entirely with computer-generated images, but the contrast between darkness and light provides the tactile feel of old-fashioned visual effects.
July 27, 2007
Boyle has always been exceptionally good at creating suspense... and he succeeds again here, incorporating tight close-ups, sometimes distorted sound and a series of striking visuals into a wondrously warped picture.
July 27, 2007
More compelling and engrossing than any sci-fi film of the last few years.
July 27, 2007
"Sunshine" is 90% a great film, a believable and intriguing meditation on life, the human spirit and how far some people are willing to go for the betterment of all mankind.
July 27, 2007
Why else would the film introduce a completely unexplained Alien-ish element two-thirds of the way through and just ask you to roll with it? Because you need more ambiguity in your life, that's why.
July 27, 2007
For two thirds of the film, Sunshine has a lot to offer. If only Boyle and Garland could rein in their worst instincts, what a movie they might make.
July 26, 2007
The first two thirds are really something special.
July 26, 2007
A sci-fi snoozer that will remind one of another such pretentious dud, Solaris, Steven Soderbergh's 2002 fiasco starring George Clooney.
July 26, 2007
Other movies may explore the depths of outer space. This movie explores the shallows.
July 26, 2007
The knockout trailer promised a masterpiece. It's not that, but it is entertaining.
July 26, 2007
At a certain point, like a dying star about to pop into eternal nothingness, the movie can't be seen as anything -- it just implodes.
July 26, 2007
Sunshine comes with the promise of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as imagined by Danny Boyle. Even as Armageddon as imagined by Danny Boyle, it doesn't disappoint.
July 26, 2007
It is a great-looking but dramatically flat bit of star lore docked at the inner shores of the galaxy, rather than its outer limits.
July 26, 2007
Around the hour mark, the movie takes a turn for the worse. Not to give too much away, but it pretty much turns into a dumber, gory thriller.
July 26, 2007
As long as the picture maintains a philosophical distance, there is about it a magisterial, ravishing loveliness.
July 26, 2007
Not as good as you'd expect, but with Boyle expectations are almost unfairly high.
July 26, 2007
Beam yourselves aboard Sunshine, set 50 years in the future. The voyage works, beautifully.
July 26, 2007
Sooner or later, the plot has to voyage into the unknown. And while leaps of faith are technically easier in space because of that whole gravity thing, they're rarely a thing of grace in the movie theater.
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