Summer in February
Summer in February (2014)

A sweeping romance set at a bohemian artist colony on the picturesque coasts of pre-war England, SUMMER IN FEBRUARY is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings (Dominic Cooper, MAMMA MIA!, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN) and his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It boasts beautiful scenery, but in every other respect, Summer in February is a painfully bland period drama.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Compared with the tepid contretemps of "Summer in February," the soap-opera theatrics of "Downton Abbey" have the depth of Chekhov.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Blah Britpic offers scenery but little else.

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Nick Schager
The Dissolve

Regardless of its true-story credentials, Summer In February seems to have been cobbled together from the moldy spare parts of countless Masterpiece Theater PBS movies.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Cooper stomps around ineffectually, Stevens makes for a blandly tame suitor, and Browning is unable to ignite any chemistry with either. The scenery is stunning. But the swooning has all the heat of a midwinter's swim.

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Leslie Felperin
Variety

A poor script and patchy performances drag down this Edwardian-era drama.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Gorgeous scenes along the Cornish coast are impressive, but the film lacks the dynamic chemistry between lovers that's so important in a romance-themed movie.

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John Oursler
Village Voice

A ceaselessly bland take on the famed Lamorna artists' colony in Cornwall, circa 1911.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Real-life historical drama about a Bohemian artists' colony in Cornwall just before World War I ignores their work... to focus on a tediously tragic romantic triangle.

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Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist

...Summer In February eventually settles into a dull routine much like the dissatisfied characters of the film, which will make for an easily dissatisfied audience.

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In 1913, young society girl, Florence (Browning), arrives at an artists' colony in Cornwall, hoping to develop her painting skills. There she falls for the… More