Shining Through (1992)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance, Thriller

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An American woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage goes undercover in Nazi Germany.

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  • Melanie Griffith in Shining Through (1992)
  • David Seltzer in Shining Through (1992)
  • Melanie Griffith and Liam Neeson in Shining Through (1992)
  • Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith in Shining Through (1992)
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David Seltzer


Susan Isaacs (novel), David Seltzer (screenplay)

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20 July 2002 | claudiacasswell
Great Entertainment
Shining Through has everything one could ask for in a movie -- big stars, great acting, suspense, drama, and a fine score. But first and foremost, Shining Through is all about Melanie Griffith, the only real female mega-star of our time (sorry, Julia). This is one of Melanie's meatiest roles and she is at her absolute peak of physical beauty. I'll admit she may not be the greatest actress to grace the silver screen but she does a wonderful job here and I am certain that this performance will win over many of her detractors. Although the secretary-from-Queens-becomes-international-WWII-spy premise might strain credibility a bit, once you get into it you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

Michael Douglas is superb, as always. I was also blown away by Joely Richardson as Margrete and wish that her relationship with our Melanie could have been developed further. Would love to see more of her! Liam Neeson seemed a little too wimpy for a high-ranking German Officer but, what the hell, it's only a movie. Ludwig Haas's portrayal of Adolf Hitler marked the crowning achievement in his long and distinguished career -- a far sight better than his appearance in Zärtliche Chaoten.

Bottom line from Claudia: A real movie-lover's movie.

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