Sunshine on Leith
Sunshine on Leith (2013)

This film is a jubilant, heartfelt musical about the power of home, the hearth, family and love. It is the tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all… More

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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

A wet, sloppy dog-kiss of a film ... Heart-on-sleeve sweet.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

Fans of The Proclaimers will obviously eat this up while non-fans will appreciate the dramatic salt sprinkled over the musical sweetness that keeps this from becoming twee.

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

The flash mob finale, with what looks like 500 dancing Edinburghers, is about the most fun I've had in a cinema this year.

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

It's pleasant. It will provoke a smile. Take your grandma

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David Stratton
The Australian

There are sentimental elements, and not all the songs are top-drawer, but despite that the unlikely idea of having characters burst into song as they walk down the street or drink in a pub worked for me.

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

A wee bit twee and syrupy, this jaunty Scottish musical works hard to take you from misery to happiness all to the upbeat sound of The Proclaimers.

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Lovers of musicals and/or The Proclaimers may find themselves overlooking the flaws and enjoying this film a lot more than me.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

While it won't match ABBA's slam dunk success with Mamma Mia!, this irrepressibly appealing jukebox musical... will still find a receptive audience 'round these here parts.

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Craig Mathieson
Sydney Morning Herald

Thankfully more pleasing than patronising, Sunshine on Leith works because it's not universal; while tidied up, it's still peculiar to a place and people.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
After recently enjoying the debauched underbelly of Edinburgh in Irvine Welsh's "Filth", I was curious to see Scotland's capital feature… More
Cameron Johnson
And now for the hit British musical adaptation of 2013: "Leith Misérables"! Man, that was so lame, but hey, it's only fitting, as The Proclaimers… More