Sunshine (2007)

As the sun begins to dim along with humankind's hope for the future, it's up to a desperate crew of eight astronauts to reach the dying star and reignite the fire that will bring life back to planet Earth in this tense psychological… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 27, 2007
DVD 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.

Michael Joshua Rowin
Stop Smiling

[Sunshine] delivers the visually incarnate truth of the universe's mysticism.

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Stephanie Zacharek

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

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.

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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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Cluttered storytelling undermines Sunshine.

Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

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

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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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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