Sid & Nancy
Sid & Nancy (1986)

Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 19, 2000
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visceral, energetic, and often very sad, Sid & Nancy is also a surprisingly touching love story, and Gary Oldman is outstanding as the late punk rock icon Sid Vicious.

Variety Staff

Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon.

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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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Oldman's mid-film music-video performance of 'My Way' before a neon staircase compares favorably-as a revelation of character through performance-to Robert De Niro's framing monologues in Raging Bull. [Blu-ray]

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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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[Cox] and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Forget Jack and Rose; forget Doctor Zhivago and Larissa; forget Lady and the Tramp. This love story between Sid and Nancy is one of the most fascinating ones you'll ever see.

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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.

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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.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the ultimate punk rock movie,brilliantly crafted, cinematic magic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Biopics are always wonderful because we get to see an interesting character brought to life through film. In the case of this film, it is Sid Vicious, the… More
Tim Sigur
I really don't appreciate the punk culture, so this is probably why I didn't enjoy it as much as a true Sid Vicious fan would. I was impressed with… More
Graham Jones
An amazing ride through the short life of the Sex Pistols and Sid Vicious featuring Gary Oldman in one of the best performances I've seen.
Lady D'arbanville
A little insight into the music star's volatile relationship with both his girlfriend and their drug addiction. The film felt quite amateur in many… More
Spencer S.
Most biopics of this era focus on the gritty disgust of self hatred and consequential drug use, but also feature the glamour and intrigue of being the most… More
Eric S
Gary Oldman turns in a brilliant performance as the Sex Pistols's bassist Sid Vicious in this 1986 film. Vicious's raw charisma is what I believe… More