Shadows in the Sun
Shadows in the Sun (2009)

Set in the late 1960s "Shadows in the Sun" is the poignant story of how a mysterious young loner changes the lives of one family and helps them rediscover their roots and deep affection for one another. Starring two-time Oscar… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 5, 2009
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Serene and slow-moving, this turgid, unimpressive and inconsequential British period piece lacks any real drama.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

A serene amble through an inoffensive landscape.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

The film ends up verging on the inconsequential.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s.

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Sam Jordison
Film4

A worthy entry on Jean Simmons' impressive CV - and hopefully not the last. Shadows In The Sun might not be Spartacus but it does have a charm of its own.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Heartfelt and well-behaved, this slight story of a divorced man attempting a reconciliation with his prickly mum is gracefully watchable, but resistant to embrace any actual drama.

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Caroline Jowett
Daily Express

Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

There's more drama in a breakfast cereal ad.

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Tom Dawson
Total Film

A cosy Sunday-evening telly slot surely beckons.

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