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Sunshine Cleaning Reviews

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Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
Sunshine Cleaning a compelling and thoroughly adult picture, boasting an original plot and, in Adams and Blunt, two of the most talented young actresses working today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, two fine actresses, get the opportunity to glow in strong lead roles as complex, emotionally fractured females who work hard to earn your respect -- and reclaim their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
New directions in chick flicks: dried arterial blood sprays, maggots, and heart tugs.
Joshua Starnes
March 30, 2011
Sunshine Cleaning is a decent film, especially if you already like this sort of thing, with a lot of subtlety and a desire to represent actual human beings without demonizing or beatifying any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike Edwards
What Culture
March 1, 2011
Well worth a look for those who aren't too disillusioned with the post-Juno Indie film scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2010
Amy Adams sweeps through the wide-ranging role with zest, enthusiasm and just the right touch of simmering self-anger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louis Proyect
January 4, 2010
This is a flick about two women who go into the business of cleaning up crime scenes. Somebody should be hired to clean up the mess of a script for "Sunshine Cleaning".
Rob Gonsalves
December 17, 2009
More sobering than laugh-out-loud funny, Sunshine Cleaning gives full weight to the impact of death without rubbing our faces in the crime scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 9, 2009
The movie never quite knows how to tackle the material because it literally jumps all over the map...
Nick Rogers
September 30, 2009
Megan Holley's script feels like it's been Sundance-workshopped to death. However, the cast - led by Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin - establishes a vibrantly odd family bond that sustains "Sunshine Cleaning" through its dimmer portions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 28, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning has that "Sundance" vibe, in that it feels overly developed and tested for a bittersweet 'indie" feel and for maximum quirkiness.
Anders Wotzke
August 26, 2009
Driven by top-tier performances from Adams and Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning is a charming dramedy that lifts the dirt on life and death.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 25, 2009
Shows there's nothing indie dramedies can't turn into faux-regional quirk
Rob Humanick
August 25, 2009
Not entirely insubstantial, even as the bulk evaporates from the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 20, 2009
The sort of movie you root for, hoping it'll break through to be something special. It never quite does, but it still has the not-insignificant value of two fine actresses cast as sisters. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anne Wollenberg
Filmstar Magazine
August 17, 2009
While it may sound like Little Miss Sunshine's poor relative, or Sundance by-the-numbers, this is an enjoyable, poignant, moving and - yes - funny film in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2009
There's close to nothing about this film that isn't contrived, forced and reminiscent of movies that twist themselves into knots to achieve Harold and Maude-like quirky charm.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Cris Kennedy
August 10, 2009
Everything Amy Adams touches turns to gold, and even here where she is playing a character thoroughly down on her luck, she is luminous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
July 3, 2009
Jeffs makes a good fist of the direction and Blunt proves that she can do comedy, but it's Adams's comforting, charismatic central turn which really gives the film its lift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
July 3, 2009
Ultimately, the film is too neat, and too cloyingly sweet to tackle anything resembling real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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