Superb! Powerful storytelling that cuts deep. One of the best first features in recent years. Holbrook deserves serious Oscar consideration

Ryan McNally,


Samantha Adams, Brilliant Magazine

Hal Holbrook shines in THE EVENING SUN

Curt Holman, Creative Loafing


Gary Dinges, Austin American Statesman

A special, special movie

Scott Knopf, Film Threat

You can almost feel the Tennessee humidity on your skin and the sound of the cicadas starts to drive you mad. It's the perfect setting for a movie about lifelong hatreds, suffocating memory, and lingering regrets... a nuanced portrait of life in the rural South

Josh Rosenblatt, The Austin Chronicle

**** FOUR STARS! Holbrook has found a career-making role. It is a towering performance that will be remembered

Jonathan W. Hickman, EInsiders

A TOWERING WORK... Holbrook is terrific

Erik Childress, eFilm Critic

Holbrook is a true marvel to watch. If there were justice in Hollywood he would win a Best Actor Oscar for the film

Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects

A Gem…classic Southern Gothic

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

A finely etched character study. A great performance by a well-loved actor

Marshall Fine, Star Magazine

A tight, tense piece of cinema. Holbrook will be on Oscar’s Best Actor shortlist. Guaranteed.

Norm Schrager, American Movie Classics

Holbrook shines

Logan Hill, New York Magazine (Editor’s Pick)

Wonderful…Holbrook is brilliant. This film absolutely deserves to be seen

Harry Knowles, Ain't It Cool News

It’s time to move Hal Holbrook off the Oscar bubble and into the fold. The 84-year-old actor delivers arguably the performance of his career in That Evening Sun.

S.T. VanAirsdale, MovieLine

Hal Holbrook didn't win the Oscar for which he was nominated ("Into the Wild"), but the veteran actor, known for roles as disparate as Mark Twain and Deep Throat ("All the President's Men"), gets an awfully nice consolation prize in ‘That Evening Sun’… Holbrook shines

Lou Lumenick, The New York Post

Holbrook who keeps us engaged throughout. There is no question this is one of 2009's greatest performances, an Oscar-worthy turn in every way

Pete Hammond, Back Stage magazine

Holbrook giving one of the best performances of his career

Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

An exceptionally fine, richly atmospheric film. Holbrook is at the absolute top his game. A career highlight star turn

Joe Leydon, Variety

Mr. Holbrook’s fierce, contained performance matches in depth and truthfulness his portrayal… in “Into the Wild

Stephen Holden, NY Times (Critic's Pick)

[Holbrook gives an] achingly memorable star performance in the superb That Evening Sun

Gary Goldstein, LA Times