Rolling Stone - 12/12/1996
"...Scrappy, sexy, touching and fun....SHINE is also utterly extraordinary....Rank it with the best movies of the year..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/06/1996
"...Strong performances....A powerful piece of work..." -- Rating: B+
Variety - 01/22/1996
"...A strong, emotional narrative....Rush is quite remarkable....SHINE is mature, intelligent filmmaking..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/22/1996
"...[Rush] handles the challenge superbly....SHINE is transformed into popular filmmaking at its smartest and most persuasive..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/27/1996
"...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..."
This acclaimed film paints a wrenching portrait of the life of Australian piano virtuoso David Helfgott and his struggles with his war-traumatized, demanding father; mental illness and asylum incarceration; and his obsession with the virtually unplayable Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 ("Rach 3"). Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor--Armin Mueller-Stahl. Academy Awards: Best Actor--Geoffrey Rush.
Character Study |
Classical Music |
Family Interaction |
Mental Illness |
Personal Triumph |
Released theatrically in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, November 22, 1996.
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