Never on Sunday (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Never on Sunday (1960)




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A philosophical comedy about a Greek prostitute who agrees to spend two weeks with an American intellectual improving her mind. The conservative American tries to educate the harlot, much to the dismay of family and friends. The bouzouki music of the instrumental title track was an international hit.

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Mitsos Liguisos
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Critic Reviews for Never on Sunday

All Critics (8)

This culture collision comedy is full of cliches, but as the Greek prostitute with a heart of gold, Melina Mercouri gives an infectiously joyous Oscar-nominated performance.

February 17, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Mercouri's energetic performance took it to greater heights than it deserved.

March 1, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

While the film serves to exploit the myth of the happy prostitute, it reveals the charm and powerful simplicity of the Greece people.

September 30, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Her earthiness is grounding, the only element keeping the world from spinning off its axis; beware the man, and woe to mankind, for formulating her to a wall.

August 28, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Never on Sunday

Melina Mercouri is fantastic as the thorn in the side of traditional sticklers. This is what Pretty Woman was copied from it appears and Mercouri far outdoes Julia Roberts as the hooker with a heart of gold.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Not quite the Dassin I know and love, but in less capable hands, Never on Sunday could have been a lot worse.

Jonathan Hutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

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Bravo Melina Mercouri!

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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