That Evening Sun
That Evening Sun (2009)

An aging farmer fights to keep the home that is rightfully his after fleeing from a nursing home and discovering that his son has leased the family farm to his old nemesis. Placed in a nursing home by his son and promptly forgotten, Abner… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Watching Holbrook, I was reminded again of how steady and valuable this man has been throughout his career.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Though the movie is filled with complex emotions and a powerful poignancy, it often manages to be darkly funny, thanks to Holbrook's wily, unsentimental portrayal under Teems' smartly calibrated hand.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Southern Gothic, the real deal, not imitation, with great roles for Hal Holbrook, Mia Wasikowska and Ray McKinnon

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There is a predictability to the story, but that's OK. The acting is superb, Holbrook in particular, making That Evening Sun an understated pleasure.

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

[Holbrook is] wonderful.

Emanuel Levy

With his bravura performance, vet actor Hal Holbrook elevates this modest indie rural drama considerably.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Hal Holbrook's performance in "That Evening Sun" is a piece of work like Jeff Bridges' turn in Crazy Heart -- a veteran actor who knows all the moves, taking a fine little movie and making it great.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

Holbrook is a terrific actor, and it's nice to see him in a leading role, but this is still a movie you can skip.

Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Forget Up in the Air: That Evening Sun is truly a film for our times.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
The ending was disappointing to me. I understand that every movie can't have a happy ending, and it shouldn't determine the quality of the movie, but… More
Jeffrey Meyers
That Evening Sun is an absolutely excellent, authentic, and thought provoking drama. The script was top notch, and so was the cast, lead by Hal Holbrook who was… More
Thomas Johnston
With the captions on.... when the music starts, the captions read, "slow sad music". This is pretty much descriptive of the movie as well but it… More
Philip Price
There are many things to love about Scott Teems' 'That Evening Sun' but what is most appealing is the divergence of character and story from a… More
Chris Garman
Abner Meecham (Hal Holbrook) is old school. His ideas and ways of thinking are his own and progress isn't going to change that one iota. The thing about… More