• Steve Moyle

    ★★★★½ Added by Steve Moyle

    Gary Oldman played Sid Vicious in Cox's film where Chole Webb played Nancy Spungen. So if you didn't know about the Sex Pistols basically Sid Vicious started strong in Punk Rock but spiraled out of control along with Nancy due to heavy drug and alcohol use, to put it simply it's greatly displayed and Oldman is amazingly in-depth and intense.

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  • Nick C

    ★★★★½ Watched by Nick C 24 May, 2015

    Sid & Nancy is a simultaneously colorful, dark, funny and tragic biopic that is elevated by excellent direction from Alex Cox and two unforgettable performances from young Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. The film is about the punk rock legend Sid Vicious, but it is much more than just a biopic that highlights certain moments in the subject's life. The film almost feels like a chaotic and angry romantic comedy with a little bit of tragedy and sadness added in. It's…

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  • Patrick Pryor

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Patrick Pryor 11 May, 2015

    Forgot how many humorous moments pepper this film. I'm a big fan of one punk hanging up his look to become a rude boy, and the whole Spungen family visit scene carried over the wry humor I loved from Repo Man. "We don't even have time to go to the methadone clinic." "Blaze of Glory." Sid drunkenly performing "Bodies" to a cassette tape in front of ginger kids. So great!

    Weird how I've seen Repo Man 12312380 times, but haven't…

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  • Lara Morgan

    ★★★ Watched by Lara Morgan 11 May, 2015

    "AAGGHH! I look like fuckin' Stevie Nicks in hippie clothes!"

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  • Richard Goddard

    ★★★ Watched by Richard Goddard 12 May, 2015

    Gary Oldman is practically unrecognisable in his first role, he also comes out swinging, giving what is probably still considered one of his best performances. The film around him though isn't anything particularly special and I'm not sure if Chloe Webb is a bad actress or not, but she was god awful here, maniacally trying to chew up every single scene she was in. It also seems everyone involved might have played pretty loose with the facts too, but that doesn't bother me too much. In summation, this is worth watching for Oldman's performance but not much else.

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  • Timcop

    ★★★★½ Watched by Timcop 11 May, 2015 2

    "Oh Sid, this is a serious fuck-up, man." - the immortal and definitive line of the movie, spoken by world-renowned stage and screen actor Xander Berkeley as Bowery Snax, shady drug dealer

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  • Jake

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jake 11 May, 2015 1

    The New Romantics

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  • Jessi

    ★★★★ Watched by Jessi 26 Apr, 2015

    Gary Oldman is incredible in this!

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  • Danny Sorbera

    ★★★½ Watched by Danny Sorbera 06 May, 2015

    What it lacks in character it makes up with the way we observe the characters. It is both the biopic with the biggest opinion and one with no opinion, depicting a reality that isn't confirmed but also not judging the characters or implying that certain things lead to certain outcomes not saying that anybody was right or wrong in their choices but that they were just choices.

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  • ConTextualized

    ★★★★ Rewatched by ConTextualized 05 May, 2015

    Not really going to give a review as much as a remembrance. I saw this on HBO sometime in the summer of 1987 I believe. This was my first introduction to Gary Oldman (as Sid). And the first time I ever saw Courtney Love (some years before she became Mrs. Kurt Cobain). It's kind of a messy film in both good and bad ways. John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) hates this thing based on the way he was portrayed in…

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  • Andrew

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew 24 Apr, 2015

    A terrifying look into anarchy, heroin addiction and fucked up relationships, Sid and Nancy turns all of this into a beautiful sort of epic poem. There are incredible images in this film, from a slow motion shot of trash falling in front of Sid in an alley, or Nancy, covered in blood, walking up brightly lit stairs to meet Sid. I would have liked it a lot if not for my true hatred of Nancy not helped any by Chloe…

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  • Riki Fudoh

    ★★★★ Added by Riki Fudoh

    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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