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Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) Reviews

September 20, 2003
In these days of cutbacks and belt-tightening, its story has a strong resonance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2003
A small, intimate film that moves viewers with its passion.
September 5, 2003
Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 22, 2003
The best thing that can be said about this funny, poignant and compassionate film is that watching it is not work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2003
Thoughtful and well-acted, but a little flat in the story department.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
It's a long and relatively underdramatized film, but it's powerfully true.
August 15, 2003
To the patient viewer, the rewards are many, especially Bardem's performance.
August 15, 2003
Alive with humanity and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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
August 8, 2003
[De Aranoa is] a gentle, realist social worker, and the well-acted movie he's made to showcase his humanism is incredibly moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2003
A quintessentially European, methodically paced and intelligent slice of life.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2003
Bardem gives what might have been too slow and plodding a movie its heart and its humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 6, 2003
Pulses with the star power of the extraordinary Javier Bardem.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 31, 2003
Shot in lustrous, muted color with a sure sensitivity to emotional states and mood swings, it's an elegy on wasted time and waning energies.
July 25, 2003
[A] stirring, character-driven study.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 24, 2003
A cannily observant but withholding film in which nothing happens, over and again.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 22, 2003
Perhaps too toothless for its subject.
March 27, 2003
This slow, episodic film is held together by the galvanic presence of Javier Bardem.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 11, 2003
The smartly written picture is graced by another accomplished Javier Bardem performance.