Sid & Nancy

Sid & Nancy

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Oscar winner Gary Oldman is Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk icons Sex Pistols, starring alongside Emmy nominee Chloe Webb as Sid's girlfriend Nancy in this relationship biopic from the director of Repo Man. More

January 1978. After their success in England, the punk rock band Sex Pistols venture out on their tour of the southern United States. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious is forced by his band mates to travel without his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who will meet him in New York. When the band breaks up and Sid begins his solo career in a hostile city, the turbulent couple definitely falls into the depths of drug addiction.

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1986Rating: R114 minsUK
DramaMusicTrue Story & BiographyRomanceClassic

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Sid & Nancy | Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Though dark and harrowing, explicit and unsparing, the movie proves a riveting biography of these burnt-out icons and their iconoclastic half-decade.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

A few too many moralistic foreshadowings, but most of the time Cox's situations and characters develop on their own eloquently entropic terms.

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Time Out

Time Out

A film that never feels remotely real, content to wallow in dead-rock-star mythology and tedious druggie indulgences.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

Cox's humour... compensates for the grim subject matter.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's a hard film to watch at times, as Vicious plunges deeper into his heroin-induced slump, but (it is) told with skill and compassion...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Once we sense a glimmer of talent and accept these people as human beings, the tragedy of their drug use resonates enormously.

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Total Film

Total Film

Spiking the filth and fury of tainted love with disarming humour and lyricism, Cox doesn’t just plot an obvious decline...

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Independent

Independent

The storyline is grim and morbid but is leavened by the humour.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A... Beckettian masterpiece about those two prisoners of futility, Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

It’s a solid film, and definitely interesting as biography. Yet it’s the sequences where Cox allows his mind to wander... where the film comes into its own.

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Variety

Variety

The definitive pic on the punk phenomenon.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The performances of Oldman and Webb, both stage-trained veterans, are simply astonishing.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

(Cox) and his actors pull off the neat trick of creating a movie full of noise and fury, and telling a meticulous story right in the middle of it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's not every film maker who credits special thanks to both Luis Bunuel and Dee Dee Ramone, but then Mr. Cox doesn't fit any recognisable mold.

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Sid & Nancy | Release Details

Sid & Nancy is available to stream in Australia now on Binge and SBS On Demand and Ritz at Home.