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Gloomy Sunday Reviews

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November 6, 2003
There's a whiff of exploitation about any movie that claims the Holocaust as a 'backdrop,' and Rolf Schübel's treacly tale of three men lovesick for the same blue-eyed beauty fairly reeks of it.
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.
October 11, 2003
Like a lushly histrionic Hollywood production of old, there is something compelling and shamelessly entertaining in the operatic overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 6, 2003
An oddity that takes itself much too seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 7, 2003
It's a piquant story but unfortunately the movie creaks with European-style artifice.
November 4, 2003
An apocryphal, pretty, and somewhat pat biography of the title ballad.
December 10, 2003
This tragic romance is elegant, picturesque, sensuous, and rather stilted.
December 12, 2003
This is kitsch with paprika.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
June 20, 2003
Odd, how affecting this imperfect film becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
November 14, 2003
A borderline classic, this is a movie that harkens back to such films as Casablanca, but still confidently asserts its own unique voice.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
November 6, 2003
A handsome, romantic and altogether engrossing tale that should absolutely please fans of "the old-fashioned tearjerker".
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2003
Long on atmosphere and Old World charm.
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 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
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
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
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