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Gloomy Sunday Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 13, 2009
With the Hungarian song "Gloomy Sunday" as its thematic centerpiece, this personalized story of Budapest during World War II becomes a satisfying romantic drama about four divergently different people.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 2, 2007
Undoubtedly deserves to be added to the ranks of the best Holocaust films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
April 20, 2007
It's old-fashioned, sometimes accomplished, syrupy and, at its intermittent best, absorbing.
| Original Score: B-
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
Like many European films, GLOOMY SUNDAY has crisp cinematography and gorgeous production design, not to mention that hauntingly melancholic titular tune. The principal actors, for the most part, are attractive and talented. The movie apes the traditi
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 5, 2006
This strange movie has a hard time balancing all these elements, but the film's enormous passion overcomes its more obvious melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 10, 2006
It's hard to say which is more ravishing and alluring in the movie, Ms. Marozsan or the celebrated song.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
May 12, 2005
It's intelligent, well-acted and beautifully photographed.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 6, 2005
A smoothly crafted, intermittently charming film . . . the dips and turns are predictable and the tense scenes surrounding unhinged or scheming Nazis have been done before.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 18, 2005
It's a film worth seeking out, a good fit for a rainy Saturday or any other less-than-bright day of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 15, 2005
This is the kind of material you expect to find in a Lifetime cable-channel movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mary-Liz Shaw
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 14, 2005
It's a cracking good yarn, well-told and impeccably acted, especially by Król.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 3, 2004
A superior soap opera not unlike what Douglas Sirk might have churned out in the 1950s.
| Original Score: 4/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 29, 2004
This film is both enchanting and sad, with the Holocaust as a background element that eventually moves to the front of the storyline with painful inevitability.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
February 20, 2004
Its old-fashioned romanticism is heady, and the relationships among the characters are intriguing.
| Original Score: 4/5

Orlando Weekly
February 19, 2004
Director/co-writer Rölf Schöbel's tight, philosophically sound narrative shows the essential relation of nationalist offenses to personal demons like lust, envy and blind resentment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Sherman
Boston Herald
February 2, 2004
Despite the movie's occasional overripe charm, it's hard to see Gloomy Sunday as anything more than handsomely crafted cheese.
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 31, 2003
For amazing performances in one of the best foreign offerings of the year, look for "Gloomy Sunday," but don't expect it to cheer you up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 29, 2003
A wonderfully entertaining, old-fashioned melodrama of love and war.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
December 27, 2003
ou'll have to amble through Gloomy Sunday's less than remarkable, albeit haunting, first half (but it) swells up to a fitting bookend and zinger of a finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 19, 2003
It has enough opulent, oversized romanticism to make it a guilty pleasure, not to mention three attractive and appealing characters and, of course, that song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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