|Fine Line Features | Release Date: November 20, 1996||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
If this weren't a true story, who would believe it? Well, a good many of us, probably. First, it's the kind of exceptional circumstance we like to dwell on as proof that pessimists are wrong; second, Shine is markedly well made, therefore persuasive. [Nov. 18, 1996]
All but sweeps you away with its dazzling technique and shattering emotion. [27 November 1996, Tempo, p.1]
A deeply affecting allegory that explores the symbiotic relationship between genius and madness.
A film of elegant small moments and complex, bittersweet motivations.
Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste.
A very moving and surprisingly funny experience.
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