Sid and Nancy Reviews

August 9, 2016
They are more than zombies doing needlepoint on each other's veins. Both are brought to life in complex, deeply felt performances from two actors who have abandoned themselves to enormously demanding and difficult roles.
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.
August 9, 2016
Once we sense a glimmer of talent and accept these people as human beings, the tragedy of their drug use resonates enormously.
August 9, 2016
This is a love story -- an unlikely, perverse, disturbing love story, but a genuine one.
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.
August 4, 2016
It's fascinating to hear the Sex Pistols' No Feelings again. This film makes me think it's their most powerful track.
August 2, 2016
Well put together, but something of an ordeal to get through.
August 1, 2016
Just a teensy bit tiresome: two addled junkies falling about and bellowing at each other for 112 long minutes.
April 28, 2008
Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon.
April 28, 2008
A few too many moralistic foreshadowings, but most of the time Cox's situations and characters develop on their own eloquently entropic terms.
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.
May 20, 2003
It's not every film maker who credits special thanks to both Luis Bunuel and Dee Dee Ramone, but then Mr. Cox doesn't fit any recognizable mold.
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.
January 1, 2000
Though dark and harrowing, explicit and unsparing, the movie proves a riveting biography of these burnt-out icons and their iconoclastic half-decade.
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.