Sunshine

Sunshine

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Sunshine

Danny Boyle's psychological sci-fi thriller set 50 years in the future. Follows a team of astronauts on route to a dying sun. The giver of all life on earth is dying and the astronauts are delivering a bomb that to fire it up. The journey sees the eight men and women battle for their lives and their sanity.

2007Rating: M, contains violence & offensive language107 minsUK
Science FictionThriller
Director:
Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting', '28 Days Later', 'The Beach', 'Millions')
Writer:
Alex Garland
Cast:
Cillian MurphyMichelle YeohCliff CurtisChris EvansRose Byrne
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Reviews & comments

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Converting the nuclear sword into a ploughshare is not, however, as easy as that: and the movie also suggests a terrible and unalterable act of hubris in trying to augment the sun's fissile energy with a big bang of our own - or an unconscious, ambiguous kind of thanatos. Rather than endure a slow fadeout as the sun runs down, we will gamble on blowing it and everything else in the universe to kingdom come in one supremely risky act of helio-deicide. Superbly photographed by Alwin Kuchler and designed by Mark Tildesley, Sunshine is a thrilling and sensual spectacle....

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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But it remains compelling thanks to the acting and being technically convincing to the end. And for all that abundant solar glare, it's at its brightest as it attempts to illuminate some very big ideas...

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

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Boyle builds relationships and tension swiftly and successfully. The film is visually very cool, the stunning sets coupled with very stylish CGI make this movie gorgeous to look at...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Aside from a last minute blip this is knuckle-gnawingly tense, gloriously handsome action-horror...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

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A liaison with the ship of a previous mission that had mysteriously disappeared, tips events into a confusion of horror movie shocks and generally unexplained weirdness. The idea is to send you out perplexed, but chattering over possible solutions, but the salty authenticity that made it so rich is lost in space, and a superb sci-fi movie becomes merely a very decent one...

3.0
0

An intense and beautiful film. One of my favorites.

5.0
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To be fair I thought it deserved a 2.5 but have had to go on the lighter side of the scale. I love a good thriller and the odd sci-fi film never goes amiss... but somehow the twists (that you could see coming a mile off) managed to be either ridiculously obvious or just obviously ridiculous. One "twist" in particular lacked any innovation and seemed a...

2.0
0

I found this one to be an absolute sleeper, 1/3 av the people in the theater even left before the end of the film, I had to stay to see if it actually got any better, if there was a twist to it in the end but no, the old film "The Earthquake" is even 10 times better. Everything was so predictable, Very disappointed especially after reading The New Zealand...

1.0
0

Brilliant film - loved it. Great cast. Great script. Great visuals. Nice sound track. Only a couple of small clichés. Genuinely scary in some places. Recommending it to all my friends.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Converting the nuclear sword into a ploughshare is not, however, as easy as that: and the movie also suggests a terrible and unalterable act of hubris in trying to augment the sun's fissile energy with a big bang of our own - or an unconscious, ambiguous kind of thanatos. Rather than endure a slow fadeout as the sun runs down, we will gamble on blowing it and everything else in the universe to kingdom come in one supremely risky act of helio-deicide. Superbly photographed by Alwin Kuchler and designed by Mark Tildesley, Sunshine is a thrilling and sensual spectacle....

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

But it remains compelling thanks to the acting and being technically convincing to the end. And for all that abundant solar glare, it's at its brightest as it attempts to illuminate some very big ideas...

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Boyle builds relationships and tension swiftly and successfully. The film is visually very cool, the stunning sets coupled with very stylish CGI make this movie gorgeous to look at...

3.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Aside from a last minute blip this is knuckle-gnawingly tense, gloriously handsome action-horror...

4.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

A liaison with the ship of a previous mission that had mysteriously disappeared, tips events into a confusion of horror movie shocks and generally unexplained weirdness. The idea is to send you out perplexed, but chattering over possible solutions, but the salty authenticity that made it so rich is lost in space, and a superb sci-fi movie becomes merely a very decent one...

3.0
0

An intense and beautiful film. One of my favorites.

5.0
0

To be fair I thought it deserved a 2.5 but have had to go on the lighter side of the scale. I love a good thriller and the odd sci-fi film never goes amiss... but somehow the twists (that you could see coming a mile off) managed to be either ridiculously obvious or just obviously ridiculous. One "twist" in particular lacked any innovation and seemed a...

2.0
0

I found this one to be an absolute sleeper, 1/3 av the people in the theater even left before the end of the film, I had to stay to see if it actually got any better, if there was a twist to it in the end but no, the old film "The Earthquake" is even 10 times better. Everything was so predictable, Very disappointed especially after reading The New...

1.0
0

Brilliant film - loved it. Great cast. Great script. Great visuals. Nice sound track. Only a couple of small clichés. Genuinely scary in some places. Recommending it to all my friends.

5.0
0