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Shine Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    87

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This is unbelievably rich material, and I can say without reservation that Scott Hicks' work deserves the highest recognition. Shine truly does what its name says.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The fact that David Helfgott lived the outlines of these events--that he triumphed, that he fell, that he came slowly back--adds an enormous weight of meaning to the film.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    All but sweeps you away with its dazzling technique and shattering emotion. [27 November 1996, Tempo, p.1]

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    Shine has a story to reckon with and powerhouse male performances.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Shine beams with warmth, sensitivity, and fine taste.

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