Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol)
Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) (2003)

In a northern coastal city of Spain, which turned its back on the countryside long ago and surrounded itself with industries, a group of men make their way through the streets everyday, looking for life's emergency exits. Walking the… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Javier Bardem gives an outstanding performance in this hought-provoking (though occasionally plodding) movie about the effects of unemployment on a group of former shipyard workers.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

In these days of cutbacks and belt-tightening, its story has a strong resonance.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The best thing that can be said about this funny, poignant and compassionate film is that watching it is not work.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Delicado drama que, com seu elenco coeso encabeçado por um Bardem vigoroso e intenso, funciona como um testemunho do impacto psicológico e moral provocado pelo desemprego numa economia em recessão.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A small, intimate film that moves viewers with its passion.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Thoughtful and well-acted, but a little flat in the story department.

Matthew Turner

Moving, often hilarious examination of masculine frustration with a sharply observed script and impressive performances from its cast.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Midway, Mondays in the Sun becomes as dull as a day with nothing to do.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a long and relatively underdramatized film, but it's powerfully true.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Another staggeringly strong performance by Javier Bardem.

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