Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Sunset

R Released Mar 22, 2019 2h 20m History Drama TRAILER for Sunset: Trailer 1 List
60% Tomatometer 93 Reviews 53% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In 1913 a woman scours the streets of Budapest, Hungary, to find the brother she never knew she had. Read More Read Less
Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

Where to Watch

Sunset

Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

Rent Sunset on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

Sunset

What to Know

Critics Consensus

Sunset (Napszállta) struggles to fill its runtime with consistently compelling drama, but uses one woman's experiences to convincingly capture a society at a crossroads.

Read Critics Reviews

Critics Reviews

View All (93) Critics Reviews
Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Stripped of life-and-death consequences, Sunset never convinces us that its protagonist can sustain such unrelenting scrutiny. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 2, 2020 Full Review Nina Li Coomes Chicago Reader Instead, this feels like an abstract ode to the frantic, listless, tightly wound thing a city becomes on the eve of its demise. Mar 25, 2020 Full Review Ben Sachs Chicago Reader Sunset is one of the most innovative and invigorating films I've seen, and I can't imagine that anything else this year could have topped it. Dec 30, 2019 Full Review Taylor Baker Drink in the Movies Episode 50: Heart of Glass / Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Sunset Rated: 82/100 Oct 18, 2021 Full Review Anne Brodie What She Said It's claustrophobic and puzzling, it's challenging, intellectually and emotionally and Nemes' rebellion feels dangerously authentic. Pay attention. Dec 2, 2020 Full Review Jon Espino The Young Folks Nemes and Royer create an over-encumbered plot that shifts the focus in so many directions that it leaves the viewer essentially cross-eyed. Rated: 5/10 Dec 2, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (13) audience reviews
Alec B The movie is designed to be infuriatingly enigmatic (i.e.the main character clearly has an arc, but we're never directly told what changes about her) and while I understand criticisms of that choice I don't believe that it undermines the compelling narrative or direction. If anything, its a movie that demands further study rather than just superficial examination. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/08/24 Full Review Audience Member I loved this. Depth of a quality short story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member I didnt enjoy it as much as I thought I would her chasing her brother around and following her running was annoying , I saw many close ups of her face looking pinched and running, not listening to her other cast members and just taking off all over the place , it seemed strange that she chases a brother she didnt know she had and then not listen to him give her advice, a big bore for me Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member In his second picture Hungarian star director László Nemes has become a hostage of his own directorial method, adapted from the great first movie 'Son of Saul'. Where first-person close-ups were helping greatly to tell the story situated in a closed space of a nazi camp in previous movie, this time it is sometimes just makes the activities of the main hero unexplainable. The film is longer than the predecessor too, which makes you feel vertigo closer to the end, giving this specific shooting technique. Though beautifully staged, it also lacks a script clarity, which doesn't help at all. Sadly, the second attempt of Nemes is way less successful than the first. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Basically thought she was looking for her brother. Seemed to just wander around alot, leaving us too wander with her. The back of her head was mostly seem. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie is designed to be infuriatingly enigmatic (i.e.the main character clearly has an arc, but we're never directly told what changes about her) and while I understand criticisms of that choice I don't believe that it undermines the compelling narrative or direction.If anything, its a movie that demands further study rather than just superficial examination. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Sunset

My Rating

Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

Cast & Crew

Lady Macbeth 88% 71% Lady Macbeth TRAILER for Lady Macbeth Never Look Away 77% 87% Never Look Away TRAILER for Never Look Away Mudbound 97% 85% Mudbound TRAILER for Mudbound The Immigrant 85% 60% The Immigrant Son of Saul 96% 79% Son of Saul TRAILER for Son of Saul Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

Movie Info

Synopsis In 1913 a woman scours the streets of Budapest, Hungary, to find the brother she never knew she had.
Director
László Nemes
Producer
Gabor Sipos, Gábor Rajna
Screenwriter
László Nemes, Clara Royer, Matthieu Taponier
Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co
Laokoon Filmgroup, Playtime
Rating
R (Some Violence)
Genre
History, Drama
Original Language
Hungarian
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 22, 2019, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 25, 2019
Box Office (Gross USA)
$161.3K
Runtime
2h 20m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
Most Popular at Home Now