Sid and Nancy details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, Courtney Love, Kathy Burke|
|Collections:||Back to the 80s, Decades: 80s, Double Acts, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Cast, What the?!, WTF?|
Sid and Nancy
|1hr 48 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Pretty VacantBy scoopmuldoon (5 reviews) from newton le willows , 15 Jan 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]You can either do this kind of thing as a 100% accurate factual biopic or as an allegorical fairytale fable type thing - both have been known to work extremely well. What doesn't work however is mixing them up, seemingly at random. I couldn't work out at any given time whether it was factually incorrect to make a point or because of poor research or because nobody was that bothered!
Sid and Nancy is a film that loses nothing in terms of emotional impact or coherence if you watch it at 2x speed with the sound off.
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Punktastic, but hard goingBy Colonel1968 (292 reviews) , 27 Jul 2011Yea well what to day, depressing outcome of a child like, alleged musician, who was a show pony for Mclaren really. Very sad, but in many ways he was doomed from the start, although Vicious was alleged to be a robber of the elderly etc when in London before his fame, his outcome was just as depressing. Great film Oldman is very good, she is fffing annoying as I imagine Spungen was. Great the way it highlights the shifting of life from no reality to absolute fantasy, that wonderfully flawed punk ethic of 'I have a band, now pay me'
'Sid doesn't need to rehearse'. Fabulous.
Of the death/murder whatever, it just seems they were going nowhere as the front of the bus on Sex Pistols tours said, and they were going there fast. He loved her 'too' much and she was just a mess, and the film captures that really well.
Regrets....by god he had a few!!!!!By Karen931 (212 reviews) from Edinburgh , 30 Jun 2010So this is a tricky one as the death of Nancy could have been an unsolved murder really as Sid, when interviewed was so off his head he couldn't actually remember what happened. Thus being said i personally felt Cox handled the whole story in quite a beautifully ravaged style. Nancy is sodding annoy all the way through, getting progressively worse the more drugs she took, yet Sid's love for her never wanes!! Like the drugs he's addicted to, he cant do without Nancy and her bordering on abusive love for him. Dark, brutal and a bit too close to the truth at times.................
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good for those nostalgic for punkBy a customer from Cambridge , 24 Nov 2009not a bad portrayal , good acting from Gary Oldman. although it begs the question what he saw in her really. they were well and truly F**cked up.
sid and nancyBy a customer from lanarkshire , 03 Feb 2009this is an excellent film. i am a bit to young to know much about the sex pistols or punk music but after watching this film i started appreciating the 'coolness' of the sex pistols in their time!!!!!!! if punk music was big now i would probably LOVE sid vicious and the sex pistols! this is an excellent look into his life and anyone who likes punk or sex pistols music should watch this. excellent movie. RIP sid vicious.
sid and nancyBy a customer from Greenford , 05 Nov 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidequite disturbing to watch sids downward spiral into herion addiction and ultimate death
worth a watch if you were , or are a pistols fan .