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Jenny Slate remains as charming as ever, but her winsome performance isn't enough to overcome The Sunlit Night's grating tone and meandering plot. Read critic reviews

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An aspiring painter meets eccentric locals and a fellow New Yorker while working on a barn in Norway.

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Critic Reviews for The Sunlit Night

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (35)

  • There's enough charm and whimsy for the story to escape coming across as too predictable... The Sunlit Night is a light and occasionally messy story of discovery, and Slate's performance anchors it all.

    August 4, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The Sunlit Night is a ponderous, pretentious dud

    July 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • I can easily imagine people who wouldn't like it, but there is something beautiful about how perfectly it locates a feeling of confusion, ambivalence and grief.

    July 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Sunlit Night feels somewhat incomplete, less a full-blown oil painting than a sketch skimmed over with a veil of watercolor. But Slate's vibrance shines right through no matter what.

    July 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Slate holds her own and shows glimpses at the story of artistic and personal awakening that "The Sunlit Night" could have been. But mostly it's trapped in the dark.

    July 18, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • It feels like it's been cobbled together from pieces of other, better movies.

    July 18, 2020 | Full Review…

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