• 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…


  • 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.


  • NateRad

    ★★★★ Watched by NateRad 28 Oct, 2015

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


  • Faith J

    ★★ Watched by Faith J 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.


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • je_suis_morte

    ★★ Watched by je_suis_morte 21 Sep, 2015

    The real problem that I had with this movie was that I couldn't really connect with Chloe Webb's version of Nancy, nor could I take the character seriously as a young troubled junkie. I mean, I couldn't take the character seriously in any fashion, since it was acted like a bad caricature. Nancy Spungen was murdered when she was 20. Chloe Webb was 30 in this role, and the hair and makeup made her look like psychotic grandmother. The acting…


  • Matt Fisher

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Fisher 14 Sep, 2015

    As I get older I've found that biopics that chronicle the whole life and times of Person X are a bit tiresome as while they might supply some fun facts, they all follow the same tired trajectory of obscurity, fame, fall from grace and finally redemption. The ones that I find myself gravitating towards now are the ones that go a mile deep into a segment of someone's life, instead of a mile wide, covering everything.

    Sid & Nancy is especially…


  • Mina

    ★★★ Added by Mina

    cool! another movie i've watched too many times and cannot be objective about!


  • astrofisch

    Added by astrofisch

    "...Great country."

    "Yeah, it's lovely. It's a pity it's America."

    "Did you know that I was a bit
    of a songster myself? I'll bet you didn't know that, did you?"

    "No, I didn't."

    "And I've written one lately
    that you might like...
    'cause it has a punky... A punky sort of feel,
    you know what I mean?

    I want a job
    I want a job
    I want a good job
    I want a job
    I want a job that pays…


  • Brad Avery

    Watched by Brad Avery 03 Aug, 2015

    It becomes quite clear quite quickly that Alex Cox is not a big fan of Sid Vicious. At least not as a human being that is. He'd rather place Vicious in the same place of history as GG Allin, a petulant shiteater junkie who made a mockery of punk rock and of human dignity in general.

    Discounting historical accuracy, which the film is notorious for ignoring, Cox's film is a dull, punk-infused Panic in Needle Park without ever capturing the…