Fine Line Features | Release Date: November 20, 1996 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 25 Critics
Positive:
25
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
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All but sweeps you away with its dazzling technique and shattering emotion. [27 November 1996, Tempo, p.1]
83
Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste.
90
A film of elegant small moments and complex, bittersweet motivations.
80
A very moving and surprisingly funny experience.
100
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]
90
A deeply affecting allegory that explores the symbiotic relationship between genius and madness.