Never on Sunday
Never on Sunday (1960)

In this globally acclaimed comedy drama, eccentric, tough, and carefree Ilya (Melina Mercouri) is one of those characters who makes her mark on film history, and who made an internationally known star out of Mercouri. Ilya is a prostitute… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This culture collision comedy is full of cliches, but as the Greek prostitute with a heart of gold, Melina Mercouri gives an infectiously joyous Oscar-nominated performance.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Her earthiness is grounding, the only element keeping the world from spinning off its axis; beware the man, and woe to mankind, for formulating her to a wall.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Mercouri's energetic performance took it to greater heights than it deserved.

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Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International

While the film serves to exploit the myth of the happy prostitute, it reveals the charm and powerful simplicity of the Greece people.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
Not quite the Dassin I know and love, but in less capable hands, Never on Sunday could have been a lot worse.
John Ballantine
Melina Mercouri is fantastic as the thorn in the side of traditional sticklers. This is what Pretty Woman was copied from it appears and Mercouri far outdoes… More
Randy Tippy
Bravo Melina Mercouri!
George Matalliotakis
A bit on the light side but works wonders at times as the comedy that it is. The problem is that the film dwells too much on populist stereotypes of the Greek… More
Ross Collins
Ena kai duo kai tria kai tessera filia! Light-hearted B&W musical of life in 60s Greece that puts a smile on your face. Mostly set in the port of Piraeus,… More