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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    From the outside, Sunshine sounds like the most boring film on Earth. In fact, it's glorious. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This movie doesn't make you think you are watching art. It's closer to a high-end TV movie with lots of familiar faces. show more

  • 100
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A powerful film. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The saga might have worked better as a novel, where we could cast the characters with our imaginations, and keep them straight. show more

  • 52
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Eventually succumbs to fatal overlength. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An incredibly ambitious film and one of the most highly accomplished of the year. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is a movie of substance and thrilling historical sweep, and its three hours allow Szabo to show the family's destiny forming and shifting under pressure. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The filmmaking is uninspired and Fiennes inexplicably plays three different characters with exactly the same acting style. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    For filmgoers not interested in history, Sunshine might be a three-hour investment they may not want to undertake. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    It is often as powerful as it is elegantly shot. Unfortunately, Szabo tends to tell this rather predictable tale in an obvious yet uneven way. show more

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