Sunshine (2007) Synopsis
Fifty years in the future, a group of astronauts attempt to revive the sun and save the earth.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If their movie doesn't float your boat as a work of science-fiction, action, philosophy, heliocentrism, or staggering visual spectacle...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Sunshine is near-classic modern science fiction, hobbled only by a chaotic final reel and some casting missteps in the white-male...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Another thinking-person's thriller from director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland, also co-pilots on "28 Days Later."
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Sunshine is its own creature, taking inspiration from classic science fiction films but insisting on a gritty reality that much improves on...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Science-fiction fans will like it, and also brainiacs, and those who sometimes look at the sky and think, man, there's a lot going on up...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The whole thing burns out well before the director reaches his ­final destination.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Sunshine can be seen as a story about science and religion, about the rational mind and the mad. But at a certain point, like a dying star...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As the film ultimately deviates from its course, the entire undertaking suffers.
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Wall Street Journal

The characters are so sketchily drawn that it's hard to keep them straight, let alone get worked up about their survival.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Directed by Danny Boyle, it lacks even a single moment of charm or interest.
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By phillee024
I had a chance to see this movie while away on a business trip. I can not wait to see it here in the states as it was one of the best sci-fi movies I have a chance to see in a long time. The story is...

If you like Sci-Fi you Must watch Sunshine

By GabeF
I watched it six times between Fiji and Australia last year. Probably the best sci-fi movie since 2001:Space Odyssey. Some people are a little turned off by the end, but I thought it was excellent....

Failed to Impress

By film-fanatic
I saw this film yesterday. I had seen trailers for it and looked forward to seeing it. All the showtimes were sold out and I was lucky to get a ticket. All the signs of a great movie were there:...


By arekelly
OKAY THIS MOVIE WENT FROM A GOOD SCI-FI MOVIE. TO A BAD HORROR SLASHER MOVIE it was a normal save earth kind of movie that turned into a blurry-annoying music want to leave kind of film with a...

Good, Old-Fashioned Sci-Fi Excitement

By jef13bc
As a Science Fiction writer, what I look for most in "good" movies or TV shows is dedication to the Science - otherwise, just take the "Science" part off. Now of course, there has to be flexibility...

Sunshine review

By John R Griffin
Great cast, well-directed, excellent story. Who knows if the science is plausible? Probably does not matter much. Beautiful to watch. Interesting and admirable characters. The tension is...

Suprisingly good

By sunshinewatcher
If it was on the IMAX it would be wild. Go and see it, even though the showings are limited. Good cast and fresh story line. Probably not the best movie you will see all year but totally worth the...

Great Flik

By indicaink
I had the pleasure of viewing this movie early and I will see it a couple more times it is done in such a way that you get over the fact that it's just another space movie where everything goes wrong...

Not for everyone

By Rickhunter312
Although I rated Sunshine a "Must Go", I would recommend it to very few. It is a slow paced movie, with grand moments of silence which speak more about the story than the dialog does. The plot is...


By cinema jedi
the number one complaint or criticism about this film is that the 3rd act falls short. This is simply not true and it seems to me that one person came up with the idea and everyone else followed...

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Rated R | For violent content and language