Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Delivers a full emotional palette without undue sentimentalizing. Read full review
All but sweeps you away with its dazzling technique and shattering emotion. [27 November 1996, Tempo, p.1] Read full review
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. Read full review
The fact that David Helfgott lived the outlines of these events--that he triumphed, that he fell, that he came slowly back--adds an enormous weight of meaning to the film. Read full review
It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty. Read full review
A sublimely uplifting movie. Read full review
Hard to take in its particulars. Read full review
Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste. Read full review
Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances. Read full review
The movie is meant to be uplifting and to the degree that you can ignore its unquestioning treatment of mental illness, I suppose it is. Read full review
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