Sun Don't Shine
Sun Don't Shine (2013)

Written and directed by actress/filmmaker Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture, Upstream Color and Pit Stop), Sun Don't Shine follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 26, 2013
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94%
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51%



Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Unspools like a Françoise Sagan novel: purposefully, enigmatically and with a raw emotional purity that makes its volatile central couple appear even more defenseless than they really are.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Working wonders on a tight budget, Seimetz uses handheld cameras and tight compositions to create an air of claustrophobic intensity interspersed with moments of ragged beauty.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Seimetz assuredly updates the pulp scenario with contemporary indie-film vernacular.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Writer-director Amy Seimetz's oddly sunny film noir is a classic tale of young lovers on the run, reminiscent in tone of the darkly comic moments in Terrence Malick's "Badlands."

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David Fear
Time Out

Seimetz hasn't quite figured out how to sustain long-form tension; by the time this modest microindie noir starts laying its cards on the table, your attention will have already folded.

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Dan Sullivan
Film Comment Magazine

Musty, sticky, hot, and taut with psychopathological tension, Amy Seimetz's feature-length directorial debut is, to put it mildly, a bad trip.

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Miriam Bale
New York Daily News

[Audley's] richly textured debut is assured in every choice, from first frame to last.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

This unconventional, unsettling couple-on-the-run tale works best as an exercise in ambiguous atmosphere.

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Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com

Like seemingly everything that Seimetz touches lately, it's great. Confident, stylish, and with a remarkable sense of place, Sun Don't Shine truly works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
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'Sun Don't Shine'. Highly combustible characters and tension that escalates nicely. Amy Seimetz is a talented gal! Sound design rocks too.
Greg S
A sullen and violent man and his jealous and manipulative girlfriend flee from cops in central Florida. Good performances and sporadic emotional outbursts… More