• Zero Cult

    ★★★★ Added by Zero Cult

    Realy great performances from Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Can think of no better director to make this more than Alex Cox. Realy love the ending. For such a sad story there something realy satisfying about the last scene.

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  • PuRock

    ★★★½ Watched by PuRock 04 Apr, 2015

    Gary Oldman can really transform himself into whatever he wants.

    Punk-rocking Sid Vicious from Sid & Nancy, conspiracist Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK, the terrifying Dracula in Dracula, the pill-popping Stansfield in Leon: The Professional, and my person favorite the menacing Drexl Spivey in True Romance. These characters are all top notch to the highest degree. He loses himself into his characters and he takes us with him.

    Sid & Nancy really introduced us to Gary Oldman, the master actor. Going forward,…

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  • Edith Nelson

    ★★★★ Watched by Edith Nelson 05 Apr, 2015

    Folie à Deux, Punk Rock Edition

    I told Graham as I was watching this that, even if I hadn't known how the movie ended (and we start at the end and loop back to the beginning anyway), I would not have been surprised at how it ended. Some people are clearly just doomed, that's all. Their relationship, beginning to end, lasted less than two years, and we'll never really know what happened in that room at the Hotel Chelsea. The…

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  • Ross Bonaime

    ★★★ Watched by Ross Bonaime 20 Mar, 2015

    Criterion Spine #20

    I've heard so many people over the years say that Sid & Nancy is a Romeo & Juliet story.
    No.
    This isn't two people from separate lives uniting and falling in love with tragic consequences, this is two people on the same path who bring out the self-destructive aspects in each other and push them to their brink. The only thing these two couples have in common is that they fall in love and they die.

    The first half…

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  • JosephFinn

    ★★★ Watched by JosephFinn 06 Mar, 2015

    A well made movie about terrible people. Excellent performance by Gary Oldman doesn't quite overcome my desire to never revisit these folks.

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  • Jane Firehorse

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jane Firehorse 28 Feb, 2015 2

    this film is noteworthy in particular for gary oldman's first feature film performance; it foretells all that was to come in terms of his talent. in sid and nancy, he conjures a stunningly honest, no-holds-barred, portrayal of "sid vicious," the punk rock persona.

    the rest of the film is good-to-average. there are some wonderful cinematographic moments - on the boat, shot from above, sid and nancy in the slo-mo trash storm - and the soundtrack is fabulous. however, these positives…

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  • dr_chile

    ★★★★½ Added by dr_chile

    I don't really give much of a shit re: "The Sex Pistols" but this is the type of film you should play on Valentine's Day.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joe DiCanio 26 Feb, 2015

    Rating: B+

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  • Ross Birks

    ★★★★ Watched by Ross Birks 27 Jan, 2015 1

    I've wanted to watch this film for years. Alex Cox is one of those filmmakers I desperately need to get deep into yet my viewing of Sid & Nancy was influenced by a strange place. There's a moment in Spike Lee's Girl 6 featuring a couple kissing in a street and suddenly phones start raining down from the sky around them. I loved the moment immediately and soon found it was Lee's tribute to this movie. So, out of curiosity to…

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  • msmere

    Added by msmere

    So disturbing. Hard to believe this was my era!

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  • russman

    ★★★ Watched by russman 23 Jan, 2015

    I love Sycho Sid's entrance theme

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  • Ram

    ★★★½ Watched by Ram 06 Jan, 2015

    We all know Sex Pistols, we all know Sid Vicious, yes. But I admit that prior to watching this film, other than the aforementioned, I really have no idea about them/him. This might have affected the way I watched the film. I could say there were biases since this was created from a director's viewpoint. After all, creating biopics is already a risky business in itself. It would be difficult for the audience to view it as a film, a…

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