• Milo Harms

    ★★★★ Added by Milo Harms

    How the hell did Alex Cox manage to make something so beautiful? He creates a dreamlike atmosphere that, while transcending accuracy, portrays a feeling that rings utterly real. True love, no matter the pain, no matter the cost.

    The thesis of the film comes during the shooting of the "My Way" music video. The violent conclusion features Vicious turning a gun on his audience, and the people that are important to him. He shoots without mercy, giving a nice "fuck…

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  • wildbiker

    ★★★ Watched by wildbiker 18 Nov, 2015

    I'm neutral about this film. I neither love it or hate it.

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  • PleinSoleil

    ★★★½ Watched by PleinSoleil 23 Jan, 2016

    Film #21 of the 2016 New Year, New Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
    Task #15: A Punk Film

    Sid and Nancy is an extremely colorful, ugly, and messy portrayal of the Sex Pistols' Sid Vicious. Alex Cox creates a cartoonishly colorful portrayal of seedy Camden town during the late 70s. Cox's style oozes out all over the frame, and there are some particularly well done scenes, such as the one on the poster or the surreal moments (such as the rendition of…

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  • Chuck Linington

    ★★★★½ Added by Chuck Linington

    I do not know why Oldman has disowned this film. His portrayal of Vicious is amazing. Fuck, every one in this is amazing. This and Repo man are perfect in the Alex Cox collection.

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  • Vincent Mollica

    ★★★★ Watched by Vincent Mollica 16 Jan, 2016

    Excellent, frankly a lot better than I remember it being. Not a dull moment. Less flashy that one might expect, but it's only because Cox doesn't take the roll of a voyeur looking in at punk but as an active member.

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  • ChinaRider

    ★★ Watched by ChinaRider 22 Nov, 2015

    The Sex Pistols story would make a great film…The Pistols were the poster band for the punk era which was filled with outrageously colorful characters. Never Mind The Bollocks is one of the great albums in rock history. Unfortunately, Sid and Nancy is not interested in telling that story. Instead, Alex Cox has chosen to focus on a pathetic and doomed relationship in such a way that none of the characters come off as interesting, likable, or sympathetic in any…

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  • Andrew Bemis

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andrew Bemis 05 Aug, 2015

    Still one of my favorite movies, though I don't romanticize it as much as I did in my teens and early twenties, which is undoubtedly a good thing. The moment they used in the poster is still beautiful, though.

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  • NateRad

    ★★★★ Watched by NateRad 28 Oct, 2015

    This film is disgusting, revolting, morbid, self destructive, and depressing. And I love it

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  • whambamglambam

    ★★ Watched by whambamglambam 28 Oct, 2015

    Positives include Gary Oldman, the visuals, and the "My Way" scene.

    However, Chloe Webb's performance as Nancy is perhaps the worst leading performance I've ever seen in an otherwise competent movie. Substituting volume for emotion, she really brings down the surroundings. A script that shows little interest in developing any of the characters doesn't help.

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  • Ruth

    ★★★½ Watched by Ruth 14 Oct, 2015

    Sid & Nancy is more than a biopic. It is a golden era Alex Cox film, cult through and through. And deservedly so, as when the film (and viewer) finally figures this out, Sid & Nancy electrifies as this propulsive iconic force that demands cult adoration.

    I have grown up aware of this film, about how it contained a notorious love story and how Oldman had pushed his body to the limit in one of his career-breaking performances. I had this tagged…

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  • JP Doug

    ★★★★ Watched by JP Doug 11 Oct, 2015

    "John got beaten up my fascists."

    After seeing Cox's 'Repo Man' and 'Walker', this is my favorite film of his so far. Without a doubt one of the greatest performances of master chameleon Gary Oldman as Sid Vicious, Chloe Webb is superb and reminds me of Courtney Love in 'The People vs. Larry Flynt.' Fans of 24-Hour Party People and punk rock will feel right at home through the realistic recreations of several Sex Pistols shows. The descent into drug…

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  • the_narrator

    ★★★★ Watched by the_narrator 01 Oct, 2015

    Not a lot of people talk about this in the context of Roger Deakins' work, or really talk about its look besides the image on the poster. Honestly, I'd have no trouble putting this up with the best-looking films Deakins has ever shot, with great shots all throughout (love, love, love that tracking shot of the aftermath of the Pistols' River Thames show, with Sid and Nancy blissfully unaware of the chaos surrounding them) but especially in the America-set second half, when the camera calms down and the images become more surreal, which makes their inevitable violent dissolution all the more scarring just by contrast.

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