Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

This British film examines the choices individuals must make when confronted with a romantic relationship which is rewarding but does not offer them everything they want. In this sympathetic and psychologically precise drama, Alexandra… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 8, 1971
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2003
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josť Teodoro
Cinema Scope

Captivating while remaining unvarying in tone and pace...

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Cole Smithey

A bold film filled with powerful performances.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's more liberal sexual attitude was ahead of its time.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

at its best plays as a powerful, deeply human reminder of how desperate we can be for connection, however compromised it may be

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's '70s excess prevents it from ever becoming anything more than a time-capsule curiosity.

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Emanuel Levy

Years after being made, this emotionally mature drama is still poignant and touching. It holds an important place in film history offering what's the first positive image of a gay lead character--that he's Jewish doctor makes it even more significant.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Groundbreaking character study very much of its time, but still worthwhile.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A divorcee and a doctor vie for the affections of a young businessman. John Schlesinger's British character study is a slow-moving, complex story of human… More
John Ballantine
Glenda Jackson and the late Peter Finch deliver a solid drama and exploration of relationships but cannot be considered among the top pantheon of films.
William Dunmyer
After his global triumph with the revolutionary film "Midnight Cowboy" (winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 1969), English filmmaker John Schlesinger… More
Danny Rovira
A intelligent and graceful adult drama with two powerhouse performances by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson. About the absence of love, that involves a bisexual… More
Randy Tippy
Exquisite storytelling. Socially progressive and, for 1971, quite courageous.
Stephen Earnest
"Sunday Bloody Sunday" probably was a lot more groundbreaking back at the start of the 1970s due its themes of homosexuality and bisexuality, but… More