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Sunshine, 2007

Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Alex Garland
Language:  English
Country:  UK, USA
Runtime:  107 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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Sunshine can be described as tense, suspenseful, and bleak. The plot revolves around space travel, saving the world, and a race against time. The main genres are thriller and sci-fi. In terms of style, Sunshine is futuristic and involves twists and turns. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. It is set, at least in part, on a spacecraft. Visually, Sunshine involves special effects. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed. Note that it involves profanity and violent content.

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Danny Boyle has excelled in nearly every genre he's touched from the family film (MILLIONS) to the zombie... more


Language: English
Country: UK, USA
Release date: 26 April 2007
Runtime: 107 min

Cast and Crew

Rose Byrne Rose Byrne As Cassie
Cliff Curtis Cliff Curtis As Searle
Chris Evans Chris Evans As Mace
Troy Garity Troy Garity As Harvey
Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy As Capa
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Washington Post
Beam yourselves aboard Sunshine, set 50 years in the future. The voyage works, beautifully.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Sunshine is its own creature, taking inspiration from classic science fiction films but insisting on a gritty reality that much improves on past space adventures.
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Bad film with very bad writing. Boyle said to got inspiration from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, and Alien. Against all odds, not a single piece of talent is to be found here. The film relays on an over dramatic crew to create a force atmosphere;...
06.March.2014 |  by: Gromenawer Valjean
Gromenawer Valjean rated this title
movie is bright and exciting, worth a watch!
01.February.2014 |  by: stewbedazzle
stewbedazzle rated this title
Don't waste your time... I mean really... If you are under 14, not touched any science at all, and highly religious then you might like this one... If not... then you are wasting 107 min of your life.
11.January.2014 |  by: Branko Toic
Branko Toic rated this title
Random horror inclusion wrecked what could have been a decent movie
I don't normally write reviews for movies, but really, this film pissed me off. It was a good sci-fi flick, up until the appearance of the random religious zealot from the "other" crew, who had managed to survive 6.5 years alone after receiving 3rd...
23.April.2011 |  by: Chris
Chris rated this title
Sunshine is a psychological thriller disguised as a sci-fi adventure. The look of Sunshine is outstanding and the initial storytelling is reminiscent of Ridley Scott's Alien but it very soon begins to fall apart. The physics described in the movie...
07.March.2011 |  by: freyman
freyman rated this title
Perfect for the sci-fi connoisseur. Not over produced. Wonderfully optimistic, epic though the plot probably could have been a little better... Some unexplained, seemingly random elements and a too abrupt ending. If you are a thinker, you will...
03.March.2011 |  by: Eduardo Moreno
Eduardo Moreno rated this title
A pretty good sci-fi horror film. Not much originality in the plot, but the premise and setting lend itself well to the BluRray format and a gigantic TV.
19.September.2010 |  by: Scott Cutler
Scott Cutler rated this title
The directing is exceptional and there isn't a weak link in the cast. Little details like the near-flippancy with which monumental decisions are made (as though they were choosing a pub to visit when the whole thing were over) will bother you only...
25.April.2010 |  by: godelfin
godelfin rated this title
Visually stunning human drama turns into suspenseful thriller
Enjoyed this very much. It was a pleasant surprise following a lot of negative feedback that I'd picked up. I found myself willing them to succeed right up to the end. A lot of it seemed reasonably realistic and believable, with the notable...
11.December.2009 |  by: wrightak
wrightak rated this title
Wow. The mesmerizing technology and grandeur of 2001:A Space Odyssey punctuated with a gritty dysfunctional crew a la Alien, in a gripping psychological drama. Gorgeous special effects and sound enhance a terrific story where no monstrous terror is...
11.October.2009 |  by: Gertrude
Gertrude rated this title
Never have the words "visually stunning" been more apt. The team of Boyle & Garland knock this one out of the park.
10.October.2009 |  by: Chucky
Chucky rated this title
Hard to believe that this is a Danny Boyle film; it's a bit more conventional than most of his stuff. Not bad sci fi. It starts off a bit slowly and builds well. Still, not sure what the deal was with the captain of Icarus 1 showing up as he did; no...
17.July.2009 |  by: w00f
w00f rated this title
The premise is this: a bunch of Armani models blast off into space to drop a bomb into the sun. Er, I mean, a bunch of scientists with perfect cheekbones and pouty lips. Everything is shot in blue and gold light, standard X-Files lighting, making it...
01.July.2009 |  by: Michael Cain
Michael Cain rated this title
Much of what I say has already been said in every review before me, but they're all pretty accurate. The movie is visually stunning and the beginning is very good. The premise and idea behind it are a stretch and you never really get the details,...
30.March.2009 |  by: Parker in MN
Parker in MN rated this title
The reviews about this film written here are truthful. This film is strange and similar to Event Horizon. If your not a fan of Sci-Fi thrillers that are off beat then this might not be for you. I gave if five stars since I loved Event Horizon and...
22.March.2009 |  by: prozac pop
prozac pop rated this title
This movie starts off great and the proceeds to degenerate into a bad generic horror film.
20.March.2009 |  by: whtraven00
whtraven00 rated this title
'Sunshine' excels at being standard sci-fi. There is nothing groundbreaking here (despite it's A-Team of writer and director), however, there is also very little wrong with the film. It is adequately suspensful, with perfect turns of science AND...
20.March.2009 |  by: sethdellinger
sethdellinger rated this title
Sunshine is a psychological thriller disguised as a sci-fi adventure. The look of Sunshine is outstanding and the initial storytelling is reminiscent of Ridley Scott's Alien but it very soon begins to fall apart. The physics described in the movie...
19.March.2009 |  by: brian.frey
brian.frey rated this title
"Sunshine" is a brooding sci-fi story about a team on a mission to re-start earth's dying sun. An earlier mission failed, and no one knows why. Things start going awry fairly early in the voyage, and the film is good at contriving plausible human...
19.March.2009 |  by: Vic
Vic rated this title
This could have been much more but fell apart in the last half. Visually stunning and good score.
19.March.2009 |  by: jedipunk
jedipunk rated this title
Avoid this, it is very boring I just couldn't bring myself to finish this it was THAT boring, and the reviews lead me to belive it was quite a gem, boy was it a waste of 2 hours
19.March.2009 |  by: Crazyloc
Crazyloc rated this title
The first 2/3 of this movie were pretty interesting and then, as per usual with Danny Boyle, the last 1/3 of the movie was terrible. It was almost an entirely different film, one filled with jarring camera techniques and bizarre and confusing...
19.March.2009 |  by: mrlithe
mrlithe rated this title
I actually liked this movie more the second time. It has flaws, but Boyle is an artist with the visuals and sound. I love the mood he is able to get across. Serious sci-fi geeks should love this.
16.March.2009 |  by: kah1970
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