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Rated PG-13 for nudity/sensuality and intense thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/22/1996 , 105min.
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An unconventional biopic about a brilliant young pianist. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
The movie does what any great musician should: It lifts an idea to the heights of ecstasy; it sells its song. Full Review
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
Fortunately, Hicks's direction has an elegance and dignity that rescue Shine from the exploitative and give the film an acute, genuinely sensitive style. Full Review
James Berardinelli
This is unbelievably rich material, and I can say without reservation that Scott Hicks' work deserves the highest recognition. Shine truly does what its name says. Full Review

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