Stormy Monday
Stormy Monday (1988)

Stormy Monday is a four-person character study in which style is all that matters. This tautly constructed, deftly executed crime thriller is set in economically depressed Newcastle England. Sting plays Finney, a relatively honest Newcastle… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2002
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Variety Staff

All visual flash and no script, with comatose performances to boot.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It is all style and promise, a come-on that keeps on coming on but never satisfies. The Big Tease.

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Rich Cline
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Derek Adams
Time Out

Mix American gangsters, molls and majorettes with Polish avant-garde jazz musicians against a Newcastle background - and what you've got is a curious homage to B movie Hollywood and the rain-washed neon of the pulps.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Jones works his machismo persona into a lather, but it's unclear what he's doing in this movie, so he's more a source of campy fun than menace.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

A strong exercise in mood early in Mike Figgis's career.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Figgis, who is a musician as well as a film maker, brings the place, the plot and the film's haunting characters vibrantly to life. What's more, he makes them irresistibly interesting.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Stormy Monday" is about the way light falls on wet pavement stones, and about how a neon sign glows in a darkened doorway.

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An atmospheric mix of urban grit and northern noir assembled with the artful imagery and moody timbre we've come to expect from Mike Figgis.

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