Summerland

critic Reviews

, 78% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • In Summerland, the living is a little too easy to raise dramatic stakes -- but Gemma Arterton's performance adds some much-needed extra heat.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    Ms. Arterton gets to play a few scenes worthy of her art before the film turns into a milking machine designed to wring feelings from a link between past and present that, once again, amounts to a construct.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    For what it is, Summerland is solidly made, but don't expect anything extraordinary from the production.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Canny and adorable, Summerland's a family film with a difference.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    Where films like The Railway Children and Hope and Glory handle the tricky balance between children's coming-of-age story and adult wartime drama perfectly, Summerland fudges it.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    Arterton, Mbatha-Raw, and the child actors ... bring such commitment and integrity to their characterizations that one is inclined not just to hang in there but to root for them all.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The movie eventually finds its summerland, its happy place, its version of heaven. It will take you there, too, if you allow it.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A tender and touching film about a woman who is surprised to discover her capacity for nurturing.
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    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    ...the tenuous and tender chemistry between Arterton and Bond carries the film along easily and is bolstered by the gorgeous photography of the southeast coast of England.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    Summerland is admittedly uneven but the good is really tender-hearted and good, so I recommend giving it a watch
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    Cate MarquisWe Are Movie Geeks
    Summerland is a pleasant, sweet film but not a particularly believable one, making the story almost as much fantasy as the myths about which Alice writes.
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