Summerland Reviews

  • Summerland
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 89 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : IFC Films
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Movie Reviews

  • though the film, surprisingly, concludes on a hopeful note, it indulges every dour cliche along the way, which, when paired with Swale's drab direction, effectively saps the energy out of its many demonstrative moments of sorrow
    1.5 of 4 by Jake Cole [Slant Magazine ]
  • thanks in large part to Gemma Arterton's beautifully nuanced portrayal of this wounded soul, "Summerland" is a touching feel-good story about finding love and healing
    3 of 4 by Mike McGranaghan [Aisle Seat ]
  • Jessica Swale's nostalgic wartime drama is sweet but, except for an excellent Gemma Arterton, just a little too neat to fully believe in
    by Jessica Kiang [Variety ]
  • Gemma Arterton triumphs again and Jessica Swale marks herself as a director to watch. "Summerland" successfully combines an intelligent feminist fable and a lesbian love story with a slick period tearjerker
    4 of 5 by Dan Mecca [Empire Magazine ]
  • female-focused wartime drama starring Gemma Arterton, combining interesting ideas with familiarity; It's a film that wants you to cling to it like a comfort blanket, and may find plenty of takers at this time
    3 of 5 by Emma Simmonds [The List Film (UK) ]
  • a predictable but utterly sweet british period drama; Between its familiar story and genuine performances, "Summerland" is occasionally hindered by melodrama, but is overall a very sweet film
    3 of 5 by Rachel LaBonte [ScreenRant ]
  • a film that is immensely effective and memorable; "Summerland" is an inspiring debut by Jessica Swale and an impressive showcase for Gemma Arterton
    Review rate : B+ by Dan Mecca [The Film Stage ]
  • "Summerland", while it's an original screenplay, has the feel of sentimental historical fiction, the kind of decorous novel that's a dime a dozen as Brit TV miniseries material
    by David Rooney [The Hollywood Reporter ]

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