Sunshine (2007)

Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Danny Boyle continues his descent into mind-twisting sci-fi madness, taking us along for the ride. Sunshine fulfills the dual requisite necessary to become classic sci-fi: dazzling visuals with intelligent action.

Bob Mondello

Nothing anyone does makes much sense, but gad, is it ever gorgeous.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

On sci-fi's crowded table Boyle serves a fresh feast for our eyes, minds and hearts.

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David Keyes

In an age of technical advancements when filmmakers have circumvented ideas for synthetic visual thrills, here is a movie that plays like some decisive, brilliant rebellion to that pattern.

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Stephanie Zacharek

The picture would be nothing, an incomplete Venn diagram, without Murphy.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Sunshine, if a fireball, is one that warns us yet again of the danger of flying too close to the sun.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Don't pack a tube of SPF 50 to the theater; bring a can of Jolt or a double espresso.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Cluttered storytelling undermines Sunshine.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

For Mr. Boyle, a Swiss Army knife of a filmmaker, there's always something new.

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Nick Rogers

"Sunshine's" mostly cerebral adventure into unquantifiable science and human nature makes its huh-what conclusion more forgivable. Loopy as it gets, once the Icarus II sets a course for the heart of the sun, "Sunshine" becomes a head-trip and a half.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A new sci fi movie that i hadnt heard about but was better than i expected.
Wildaly M
Memorable and intelligent.
Kevin M. Williams
Boyle's entry to the space opera category begins well; crew introduction, personality dynamics, and plot direction, only the finale gets murky as the… More
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Dan Schultz
A remarkable, completely mesmerizing under-seen film from Danny Boyle about a group of eight astronauts sent up into space in hopes of reviving a dying sun 50… More
Spencer Macklin
Good visuals and performances make up for a weak final third