No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. So unsparingly honest in the way it treats human cruelty and resilience that it makes fashionably bleak films like "In the Company of Men" and even "Boys Don't Cry" seem unforgivably trite or exploitative.
  2. 60
    This potent drama might be dismissed as therapy in the guise of filmmaking if it weren't so clear-eyed. At its core are three remarkable performances.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Sanger
    While its heart is in the right place and the cast gives powerful performances, Things Behind the Sun doesn't shed any new viewpoint or perspective on the subject matter.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. ChadS.
    May 21, 2007
    "Things Behind the Sun" is sort of like the indie version of "The Accused". The film wants to convince you otherwise, but Owen(Gabriel Mann) had a choice, and he made the wrong one. What's missing from Sherry(Kim Dickens) is an outburst of rage towards Owen(however unfair, he was tiny compared to the other boys) for not protecting her from being group-raped. The problem with "Things Behind the Sun" is that Owen's premature ejaculation problem tries to compete with Sherry's inability to conceive a child for our sympathy. The screenplay is a bit too ambitious, and in one aspect, naive. If Owen knew other girls were being raped at his house, wouldn't he warn his first love from coming over? At least the filmmaker remembers to set Sherry's pain apart from Owen's own issues when he tries to apologize for that fateful day. Full Review »
  2. RutherK.
    Nov 22, 2005
    Generally good with some not so well considered passages, sometimes the credibility and the story suffers from the will to speak an opinion.