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  1. Tiago Gonçalves's rating of the film Sunset Song

  2. Joel's rating of the film Sunset Song

    An elegant but heartbreaking tale that I found frustrating in that there seemed no final outcome. Other than perhaps the inevitability of suffering, that life moves in fleeting moments of hope but ultimately is a tragic thing we must survive.

  3. mootz15's rating of the film Sunset Song

    A bit like an existentialist Crowdie and Cream with a WW1 angle. Davies can be silencingly powerful when he doesn't overindulge (and in my opinion his best films have been based on other people's writing).

  4. Will Linhares's rating of the film Sunset Song

  5. Babak Geranfar's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Rare jewel in the wilderness of fast-food movies. The classy, elegant and masterful adaptation in Terrence Davies` "Sunset Song" takes your heart and soul to a two hour journey of "Why you have to watch the classics in Cinema". It`s a rare spirit you would hardly find in any places of today`s cinema.

  6. Trapped In The Cinema's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Terence Davies manages to make Scotland look even more beautiful than usual. Please check out my full review at the link below! Thanks

  7. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film Sunset Song

    a good harvest, in spite of all things.

  8. V.S. Luoma-aho's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Beautiful throughout and close to ring true, but something is lacking, maybe it's the lifelikeness of it all, which comes through even too serene and slow. Fine moments of beauty and sadness, here and there.

  9. Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Watching the master Terence Davis tackling the challenge of a romantic epic that functions as a melancholic elegy for the end of an era seemed like the perfect recipe for something sublime. Sadly, the reality of it is far from such glories. While the cinematography is gorgeous, the narrative and dramatic execution are impossibly stilted with the overall effect being numbingly tedious when it’s not being suffocating.

  10. msmichel's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Davies has previously made some of the finest British film of all time ('Distant Voices', the trilogy) but his work has always veered close to the melodramatic and leaps with full abandon into it here. The film is painterly composed with warm images from d.p. Michael McDonough which hold the interest throughout but the patience is fully tested by the characterizations and a very miscast leading lady; Agyness Deyn.

  11. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film Sunset Song

    The effectiveness of the lead performance makes this more than just a dreary Angela's Ashes-style melodrama as the gorgeous photography juxtaposes with the harsh realties of powerless humans in turn of the century Scotland.

  12. Jason's rating of the film Sunset Song

    This is a magnificent, thoroughly inhabitable Davies. He is as close a thing to a sure thing available in British cinema, but to ignore that he brings a new palate to the easel each go-round is to be congenitally indisposed to Heritage, and to go in already asleep. Agyness Deyn is a dynamo. Game changer. Watch her launch. Her third person voice-over is total genius. I want to merge w/ this movie and dissolve.

  13. Kamran's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Despite certain narrative issues, Sunset Song is yet another gorgeously realized Davies film boasting exceptional cinematography, a lyrical pace, and some of his best lighting to date. It has been underrated by critics choosing to compare it to Distant Voices, Still Lives, which is a fair perspective, but judged on its own merits, Sunset Song is a great film, even if, admittedly, lesser Davies. 83/100 - Great.

  14. Cartaphilus's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Visually is beautiful most of the time and the camera paces with an elegant rhythm that makes it flow. However, War changes everything. The acting falls and the action while dietetically believable is not managed with success and instead comes across forced.

  15. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Michael McDonough’s splendorous cinematography and Agyness Deyn’s delightful performance are the wild cards that prevent this drama from becoming narrower.

  16. L. Nolan's rating of the film Sunset Song

    Laboured and over-stated - a very old-fashioned striving for Dreyer austere cinema, yet without the soul - with Davies, perhaps burdened by the 'master-director' label, stuck in a too familiar groove, and Mullan playing the same role yet again.

  17. A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Sunset Song

    I have to be honest: the more the film went on, the less of a point it seemed to have. The plots and characters are extremely typical of these period dramas, the second half is loaded (and I mean LOADED) with padding, and the protagonist becomes less and less interesting as things progress. It's a two-star film, elevated to three only because of the acting and cinematography.

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  20. Corina Romonti's rating of the film Sunset Song

    3.5, Davies with a sprinkle of Malick. I just thought it needed better editing. Stunning throughout though.

  21. Dimitris Jb's rating of the film Sunset Song

  22. Annie Gentil-Kraatz's rating of the film Sunset Song

    It was lovely to hear the Scottish accents along the film but it was far too long and slow (several people started snoring during the film). It did also fail to move me...

  23. aether's rating of the film Sunset Song