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Sid And Nancy Review

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Biopic of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.

★★★★

Alex Cox’s retelling of the Sex Pistols’ story from the point of view of Sid (Gary Oldman) and girlfriend Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb) works as both spirited punk biopic and tragically touching love story. It’s a hard film to watch at times, as Vicious plunges deeper into his heroin-induced slump, but told with skill and compassion, which make up for the onscreen squalor.

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