Sid and Nancy 1986

Critics score:
92 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: 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. Read more

Pat Graham, Chicago Reader: A few too many moralistic foreshadowings, but most of the time Cox's situations and characters develop on their own eloquently entropic terms. Read more

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Time Out: 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. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon. Read more

Paul Attanasio, Washington Post: 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. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Though dark and harrowing, explicit and unsparing, the movie proves a riveting biography of these burnt-out icons and their iconoclastic half-decade. Read more