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Sid and Nancy: The Criterion Collection
Sid and Nancy The Criterion Collection
Actors: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield
Director: Alex Cox
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Cult Movies
R     1998     1hr 52min

After the cultish success of Repo Man, maverick director Alex Cox made the film that remains his masterpiece--a loud, brash, abrasive, painful, funny, and utterly brilliant screen biography of British punk rocker Sid Vicio...  more »

     

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Actors: Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Andrew Schofield
Director: Alex Cox
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Cult Movies
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance, Drama, Landmark Cult Classics
Studio: Criterion
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 10/28/1998
Original Release Date: 11/07/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/1986
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 33
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

THE BEST ROCK PORTRAIT EVER
Geary A., Jones | 12/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was only moderately interested in punk rock until this movie came out, and I have never been much of a fan of bio-pics ( though Val Kilmer's spot on version of Jim Morrison was excellent ), but Alex Cox got everything right on this explosive exploration of one of the lasting icons of punk. Chloe Webb was exceptional as Sid's, needy, whiny, girlfriend, Nancy, but why Gary Oldman was not at least nominated for an Oscar for his phenomenal portrayal of Sid Vicious is beyond me ( the sad thing is that throughout his incredible career, Oldman has still not been nominated by the Academy ).

This film is disturbing, gut-wrenching, funny, ascerbic, depressing, and transcendent by turns, but there is a heavy core of honesty to it that stays with you. Joe Strummer's soundtrack is also pretty impressive."