Shadows in the Sun
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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 nominee Jean Simmons.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A serene amble through an inoffensive landscape."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Shadows in the Sun unfurls as quietly as a mouse and could be accused of lacking urgency and bite. But it is well played."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The film ends up verging on the inconsequential."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"A movie that has the same effect as a handful of Mogadon. It's so utterly dull they ought to give out prizes to anyone who keeps their eyes open to the end. Personally, I resorted to two carefully-placed matchsticks."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Tiny things happen oversignificantly in this indulgent British effort set in 1960s."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"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."
‑ Sam Jordison, Film4
"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."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
"Time stands all but motionless. Wilby keeps plinking Träumerei on the Bechstein. And there is, no doubt, honey still for tea. Two stars for comfort, one star for originality."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Shadows is an understated tale that could have used a little more fire but Simmons' presence helps to make it touching."
‑ Caroline Jowett, Daily Express
"There's more drama in a breakfast cereal ad."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"A cosy Sunday-evening telly slot surely beckons."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"It can be hard putting the boot into low-budget films that have clearly been a labour of love- but it's a lot easier when they're as cr*p as this."
‑ Robbie Collin, News of the World
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