• Released
  • April 26, 2013
  • (NY)
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
    Romance
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90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This confident first feature from the actor Amy Seimetz is much more invested in atmosphere than in plot.
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83

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
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.
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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.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Amy Seimetz's intoxicating slice of genre revisionism earns its "neo" prefix, envisioning a brightly sinister world where desperation is the new normal.
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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.
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67

The Playlist

By Katie Walsh
It’s an interesting hybrid of the relationship movie, mumbly indie and dark murder film, and the combination works here, for the most part.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
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.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
By the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded.
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70 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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