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Gloomy Sunday Reviews

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
May 12, 2005
It's intelligent, well-acted and beautifully photographed.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Philadelphia Inquirer
April 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/4
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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
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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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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
December 11, 2003
It's a stirring and provocative affirmation of the power and resilience of love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2003
Gloomy Sunday has a mood and a magic about it that elicit emotion from the beginning and make an audience follow it down its curving and melancholy path.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 14, 2003
Oddly enough, the film itself is lushly engaging, even if it covers some of the same ground as The Pianist with less artistry and more melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
November 7, 2003
The fine cast, the elegant settings and the swoony title song somehow draw you in.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
November 7, 2003
It's a piquant story but unfortunately the movie creaks with European-style artifice.
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2003
A beautiful period piece.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 6, 2003
An oddity that takes itself much too seriously.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 6, 2003
Long on atmosphere and Old World charm.
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Edward Crouse
Village Voice
November 4, 2003
An apocryphal, pretty, and somewhat pat biography of the title ballad.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 10, 2003
A nicely weepy melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 20, 2003
Odd, how affecting this imperfect film becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
June 19, 2003
A remarkable movie.
| Original Score: 3.5/4