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6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 5 out of 13
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  1. RobertH.
    Jul 30, 2002
    3
    The cast is of "A" list quality. The cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful. The actors carry out their lines competently. The only problem is that the multiple storylines are absolutely tedious and boring. You would think at the end of the movie the stories would at the very least be tied up with a conclusion; unfortunately, they are not. If you are in the mood for steak or lobster The cast is of "A" list quality. The cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful. The actors carry out their lines competently. The only problem is that the multiple storylines are absolutely tedious and boring. You would think at the end of the movie the stories would at the very least be tied up with a conclusion; unfortunately, they are not. If you are in the mood for steak or lobster and want something to sink your teeth into, this is not your cup of tea; unless, of course, you prefer oatmeal, weak tea and dry toast? Sunshine State -Pass-a-dena! Expand
  2. JanetS.
    Aug 5, 2002
    2
    Can you spell B-O-R-I-N-G? Absolute terrible movie that could have been so much more with such a superb cast. Don't waste your time.
  3. JeremyA.
    Nov 10, 2002
    1
    Lame script with great actors in it apparently only for a paycheck. Terribly disappointing and definitely not worthy of your time or money. Pass!
  4. MichaelF.
    Jun 25, 2002
    3
    A tedious mixture of truly boring and uninteresting stories that never fails to keep one in a state of complete and total bordom. One of the most boring films ever. Edie Falco and Angela Bassett are very good, but this script never has a single moment for anyone to shine. SO BORING!!! Fine dialouge but should've never been made. There is NO point anywhere in this ultimatley boring A tedious mixture of truly boring and uninteresting stories that never fails to keep one in a state of complete and total bordom. One of the most boring films ever. Edie Falco and Angela Bassett are very good, but this script never has a single moment for anyone to shine. SO BORING!!! Fine dialouge but should've never been made. There is NO point anywhere in this ultimatley boring film. There is one scene that is visually stunning and the rest of the movie is poor looking and boring. It isn't funny enough to be entertaining and isn't dramatic enough to be interesting. I don't know what everyone saw, it's a waste of 2hours and 21minutes. I might as well read the dictionary or jump up and down for 3hours than watch this film again. Collapse
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. If Sayles had maneuvered these stories and performances into even a shade more sentimentality or gravitas, the weight would have collapsed them like a house of cards. As it is, they breathe easily, delicately into each other.
  2. Far more interesting and intelligent than anything coming out of the studios. It fairly brims with superb performances by a terrific cast - you simply can't take your eyes off the female leads, Edie Falco and Angela Bassett.
  3. 50
    The only gold in Sunshine State comes from its three female stars.