80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
All elements click in "Sun," a shimmering, deeply felt film.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Chalk it all up to prettiness, if you like, but Lane's case has more to do with spirit -- with warmth and emotional readiness, plus a kind of open-book quality that makes her both lovely and comical, usually at the same time.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You come away enchanted less by the character than by the woman playing her.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Movie and book both are delightful, but very, very different.
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75

USA Today

A fun movie to sit through even when you don't always buy it.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What redeems the film is its successful escapism, and Lane's performance. They are closely linked.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The author was able to compensate for the book's plotlessness by contemplating other people leading full lives quite as important as hers. In Wells' movie adaptation, even the birth of a friend's baby becomes all about Frances and the play of emotions on Lane's busy, beautiful face.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Lane...is as stunning and changeable as that Tuscan countryside. Without her, this movie would be irksome, pandering as it does to stereotypes, including that of the American woman who goes abroad for easy sex with limpid-eyed hunks.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just soak up that Tuscan sun and wonder when Lane will get another movie, like "Unfaithful" or "A Walk on the Moon," that will let her really shine.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Unforeseeably bad things can happen to good performers.
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52 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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