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Gloomy Sunday Reviews

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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
May 2, 2007
Undoubtedly deserves to be added to the ranks of the best Holocaust films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 20, 2007
It's old-fashioned, sometimes accomplished, syrupy and, at its intermittent best, absorbing.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
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
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
May 12, 2005
It's intelligent, well-acted and beautifully photographed.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
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
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
April 14, 2005
It's a cracking good yarn, well-told and impeccably acted, especially by Król.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 3, 2004
A superior soap opera not unlike what Douglas Sirk might have churned out in the 1950s.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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 ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2004
Its old-fashioned romanticism is heady, and the relationships among the characters are intriguing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
December 29, 2003
A wonderfully entertaining, old-fashioned melodrama of love and war.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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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