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Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It is intensely involving at the outset, but it faces an insoluble problem: The story, like the characters, has no place to go.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 8, 2003
Eric D. Snider

It has nice little touches, and some solid performances, but in the end nothing is accomplished. It is as though the film itself is unemployed.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

September 10, 2003
Carlo Cavagna

As boring as a trip across Kansas on a Greyhound bus.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

July 28, 2003
Rob Blackwelder

Thick with powerful, understated, deeply empathetic performances -- and it needs them. It's hard to feel sorry for a bunch of welfare cases who sit around drinking and barely even trying to find new jobs.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2003
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Perhaps too toothless for its subject.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 22, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 5, 2003
Jules Brenner

The popcorn out in the lobby would seem a more compelling attraction

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 6, 2003

It's a bit of a challenge to watch, but Javier Bardem fans will want to check it out.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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Mondays in the Sun has come to illustrate just how hard it is to do what Ken Loach and Laurent Cantet make seem so effortless.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 24, 2003
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Mondays in the Sun is heartfelt and true and as tedious as a movie about chronic unemployment can be.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2003
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Though buoyed by excellent, unflinching performances, this melancholy drama reflects the dismally monotonous lives of its subjects just a little too well.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

While there's a certain poetic symmetry to a lethargic film about lethargy, it doesn't make for a terribly edifying viewing experience.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

July 30, 2003
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Mondays in the Sun is prodigiously uneventful, though its heart is in the right place. It would be easier to dismiss if it weren't.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

August 6, 2003
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Much like the lives it depicts, Mondays in the Sun is repetitious, uneventful and, in the end, dull.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

August 8, 2003
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Throughout, Bardem ... is a potent presence.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2003
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Seems born not of contrivance but genuine, hurtful truth

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 25, 2003
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

What keeps us involved in this perceptive film is the beautiful acting of its cast ... and the way the movie balances grim reality with bits of fancy that feel oddly perfect.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2003
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Aranoa's storytelling is full of fire and nuance, and his striking, heartbreaking, mutedly hopeful film exhibits the spirit of its Italian neo-realist predecessors.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 23, 2003
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's a long and relatively underdramatized film, but it's powerfully true.

August 15, 2003
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Bottom feeder, out of work adventurers busying themselves with basically anything that will keep the terror of an abyss called the future at bay.

December 31, 2003
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
September 5, 2003
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Jonathan Holland
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Wilson Morales
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Cynthia Fuchs
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 22, 2003

Boston Phoenix
November 4, 2003
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