Sid & Nancy Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 11, 2012
Oldman's mid-film music-video performance of 'My Way' before a neon staircase compares favorably-as a revelation of character through performance-to Robert De Niro's framing monologues in Raging Bull. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 11, 2012
Forget Jack and Rose; forget Doctor Zhivago and Larissa; forget Lady and the Tramp. This love story between Sid and Nancy is one of the most fascinating ones you'll ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 20, 2011
...the ultimate punk rock movie,brilliantly crafted, cinematic magic.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 4, 2011
The film's crowning achievement is depicting the soul-sucking toll that drugs take on the talented and the naive. Eventually, drugs replace the people they were, and they turn into mere vessels to an all-consuming craving. They become their addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 7, 2008
Despite the downward spiral of these two lives, the film never loses its drive or passion; it never wallows in the misery.

April 28, 2008
Like Sid, this is flawed but fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Variety Staff
April 28, 2008
Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
April 28, 2008
A few too many moralistic foreshadowings, but most of the time Cox's situations and characters develop on their own eloquently entropic terms.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Why then should anyone of sane disposition wish to see the film? Because it is still a love story, and a very touching one at that.
Cole Smithey
January 6, 2006
Alex Cox's best film by far.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 29, 2005
A kick-your-teeth-in salute to Punkdom's self-immolating First Couple.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
An amazing movie
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
The performances of Oldman and Webb, both stage-trained veterans, are simply astonishing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's not every film maker who credits special thanks to both Luis Bunuel and Dee Dee Ramone, but then Mr. Cox doesn't fit any recognizable mold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
A haunting love story about a mutually self-destructive and harrowing pair.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Eccentric and brilliant biopic.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
September 17, 2002
The inevitable deaths of Sid and Nancy are the only logical conclusions to their behavior; ironically, this is a fact they realize themselves.
Scott Renshaw
Apollo Guide
May 12, 2001
Captures the rhythms of heroin casualty much more effectively than frantic work like Requiem for a Dream, with considerably less bombast.
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
February 13, 2001
Cox's film is strong on the atmosphere of the day and the sordid lives of those involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2001
[Cox] and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.
| Original Score: 4/4
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