Sunshine Superman Reviews

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June 30, 2019
The footage is spectacular, and the big screen is the perfect place to convey that majesty.
November 9, 2018
[Director] Marah Strauch captures here not only arresting visuals, she effortlessly sums up emotions, and extremely inspiring ones at that.
August 29, 2018
Thrilling not just from its subject's charisma and death-defying feats, but from the inventive and terrifying process of filming a jump.
August 24, 2017
In the end, Jean Boenish is the real hero of Sunshine Superman.
November 15, 2016
The unabashed freedom and high spirits of the film are almost overshadowed by the brutally sobering ending.
May 4, 2016
Sunshine Superman is a touch long, and at times pedestrian but it's still a moving, thrilling story.
December 24, 2015
Ever watched an extreme sports enthusiast leap off a mountain to his death? No? Then you haven't seen this bittersweet biopic about a compulsive base jumper with a death wish.
December 23, 2015
This documentary about Carl Boenish, founder of modern BASE jumping is a captivating portrait of a man unlike any other. Not just an adrenaline junkie, but a superb cinematographer, technical wizard, philosopher, filmmaker and promoter of his sport.
November 12, 2015
This is still a wonderful portrait of a man who chose to embrace life to its fullest whilst biting his thumb at gravity.
November 10, 2015
Heart-stopping cliff-jumping doc.
November 5, 2015
It's a routine documentary about a fascinating man, albeit one with a great classic rock soundtrack.
August 27, 2015
It will dropkick you right in the vertigo.
July 28, 2015
You may find "Sunshine Superman" exhilarating or you may find "Sunshine Superman" terrifying, but you almost surely will not find it boring.
June 25, 2015
First-time filmmaker Marah Strauch skillfully interweaves the Boenish story -- full of copious vintage footage shot by Carl -- with dramatizations and interviews.
June 25, 2015
[Boenish] convinced plenty of jumpers to strap cameras to their heads, which resulted in some spectacular footage.
June 24, 2015
You might walk away from the film saying not 'That was cool' or 'That was sad,' but: 'That soundtrack was really fantastic.'
June 11, 2015
Sunshine Superman is at times a bit too reverent with the material, and there are distracting reenactments ( la The Jinx and Man on Wire), some of which seem extraneous, but overall, the film is a sun-kissed tribute to a singular individual.
June 9, 2015
Engrossing, tension-filled and utterly fascinating.
June 8, 2015
While the doc takes a conventional and even pedestrian approach -- with multiple talking-head interviews and some re-enactments with actors -- there is also plenty of spectacular archival footage showing jumps dating back to the 1960s.
June 8, 2015
[A] spectacular and affecting portrait.
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