• Released
  • December 24, 2010
  • 2 hr 22 min
  • Drama
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100

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
It is a great movie, by a major figure in world cinema.
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100

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
One of the year's best films.
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83

The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
Secret Sunshine is a frequently beautiful film with a cold, dark heart.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Director Lee Chang-dong could well have cut 30 minutes out of the story, but Jeon's performance is powerful enough to keep Secret Sunshine from drowning in an ocean of tears.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Lee Chang-dong's soulful, affecting film is as quiet as a tomb and has a disturbing, critical underside that's hard to shake off.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Ed Schied
Jeon received the Best Actress at Cannes for her wrenching performance. She's the first Korean to receive an acting award at this Festival.
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84 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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