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  • 80
    New York Daily News

    Amy Seimetz's richly textured debut is assured in every choice, from first frame to last. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Although the film may not always be as aesthetically involving as better-budgeted productions, the performances are really the point, so by keeping focused on her actors Seimetz succeeds in making it all work. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    By the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded. show more

  • 67
    Katie Walsh The Playlist

    It’s an interesting hybrid of the relationship movie, mumbly indie and dark murder film, and the combination works here, for the most part. show more

  • 90
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    This confident first feature from the actor Amy Seimetz is much more invested in atmosphere than in plot. show more

  • 60
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Seimetz takes advantage of the eccentric cultural/natural landscape of central Florida to vivid effect, gets impressive if seldom endearing work from her actors, and seems very much in charge of an assertive if not always explicable presentation. show more

  • 83
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Like "Upstream Color," Sun Don’t Shine owes a sizable debt to the philosophical lyricism of Terrence Malick. Working wonders on a tight budget, Seimetz uses handheld cameras and tight compositions to create an air of claustrophobic intensity interspersed with moments of ragged beauty. show more

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