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Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
June 12, 2003
As it chronicles the fall, and fall, and fall of its title characters, Sid & Nancy very quickly becomes tiresome and annoying.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The title characters lead pointless, useless lives that are cut mercifully short by early deaths.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
August 9, 2016
Repellent is the word for it, but the filmmakers might take that as a compliment, since hardcore sleaze is apparently what tickles them most.
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The only thing that is sustained in Sid and Nancy is a tone of clinical disinterest that leaves you asking why Cox would want to make a movie about them.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 9, 2016
Sid & Nancy is an honorable try, but it could have been better had Cox found a way to imbue the movie with some of the sheer zaniness of his Repo Man.

People Magazine
August 9, 2016
Oldman plays Vicious as awkward, insecure and violent; Webb's Spungen is tantrum-prone yet has a streak of generosity. They both seem very real, though neither will generate much sympathy.
August 3, 2016
Gary Oldman, making just his second big screen appearance, fully embodies the maniacal rocker with a simultaneously electrifying and repulsive swagger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chris Peachment
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Why then should anyone of sane disposition wish to see the film? Because it is still a love story, and a very touching one at that.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 9, 2016
Sid and Nancy is a brilliantly acted surprise from newcomers Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 9, 2016
The great DOP Roger Deakins works hard to make cramped, dank interiors look cinematic. Cox's humour, meanwhile, compensates for the grim subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 4, 2011
The film's crowning achievement is depicting the soul-sucking toll that drugs take on the talented and the naive. Eventually, drugs replace the people they were, and they turn into mere vessels to an all-consuming craving. They become their addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Stafford
Electric Sheep
August 5, 2016
An inventive and energetic raggedy thing, made with a wide screen chutzpah rare in British film, and held together by a committed charismatic lead couple.
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
August 5, 2016
The film stars Gary Oldman as Sid and Chloe Webb as Nancy, both dialled up to 11 on the acting-ometer, perhaps as manic and irritating as their characters were.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Concannon
The Skinny
August 29, 2016
At its best Sid & Nancy has a captivating energy and rawness, and there are even some priceless moments of levity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 13, 2001
[Cox] and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
June 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
An amazing movie
| Original Score: 3/5
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