General Information

Glossary: S
Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Scott Hicks
Casts: Geoffrey Rush, Noah Taylor, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Lynn Redgrave, Chris Haywood, John Gielgud, Googie Withers, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd, Alex Rafalowicz
IMDB: Shine (1996)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 7.7


TNT RoughCut - Unnamed
A deeply affecting allegory that explores the symbiotic relationship between genius and madness.
90 - Unnamed
A film of elegant small moments and complex, bittersweet motivations.
Mr. Showbiz - F. X. Feeney
It's a film which aims to persuade us of its truth without props or signposts--and it does so with unforgettable beauty.
Washington Post - Desson Thomson
The movie does what any great musician should: It lifts an idea to the heights of ecstasy; it sells its song.
New York Daily News - Jami Bernard
A sublimely uplifting movie.

Shine (1996)

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.