Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) Reviews

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August 8, 2003
It is intensely involving at the outset, but it faces an insoluble problem: The story, like the characters, has no place to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 10, 2003
It has nice little touches, and some solid performances, but in the end nothing is accomplished. It is as though the film itself is unemployed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 28, 2003
As boring as a trip across Kansas on a Greyhound bus.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 1, 2003
Thick with powerful, understated, deeply empathetic performances -- and it needs them. It's hard to feel sorry for a bunch of welfare cases who sit around drinking and barely even trying to find new jobs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 22, 2003
Perhaps too toothless for its subject.
September 5, 2003
Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 6, 2003
The popcorn out in the lobby would seem a more compelling attraction
| Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2003
It's a bit of a challenge to watch, but Javier Bardem fans will want to check it out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2003
Mondays in the Sun has come to illustrate just how hard it is to do what Ken Loach and Laurent Cantet make seem so effortless.
July 25, 2003
Mondays in the Sun is heartfelt and true and as tedious as a movie about chronic unemployment can be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2003
Though buoyed by excellent, unflinching performances, this melancholy drama reflects the dismally monotonous lives of its subjects just a little too well.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 30, 2003
While there's a certain poetic symmetry to a lethargic film about lethargy, it doesn't make for a terribly edifying viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2003
Mondays in the Sun is prodigiously uneventful, though its heart is in the right place. It would be easier to dismiss if it weren't.
August 8, 2003
Much like the lives it depicts, Mondays in the Sun is repetitious, uneventful and, in the end, dull.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2003
Throughout, Bardem ... is a potent presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2003
Seems born not of contrivance but genuine, hurtful truth
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2003
What keeps us involved in this perceptive film is the beautiful acting of its cast ... and the way the movie balances grim reality with bits of fancy that feel oddly perfect.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2003
Aranoa's storytelling is full of fire and nuance, and his striking, heartbreaking, mutedly hopeful film exhibits the spirit of its Italian neo-realist predecessors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2003
It's a long and relatively underdramatized film, but it's powerfully true.
December 31, 2003
Bottom feeder, out of work adventurers busying themselves with basically anything that will keep the terror of an abyss called the future at bay.
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