• Released
  • October 21, 1999
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • Drama
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Suicides are proliferating in the city -- is the song to blame, or is it the tenor of the times?
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The fine cast, the elegant settings and the swoony title song somehow draw you in.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's an old-fashioned romantic triangle, told with schmaltzy music on the sound track and a heroine with a smoky singing voice, and then the Nazis turn up and it gets very complicated and heartbreaking.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Strange, compelling and hard to classify, it's both a romance and a character study, and it's set against a historical backdrop.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Long on atmosphere and Old World charm.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Is it possible for an historically -based Holocaust movie to be schmaltzy? This one sure comes close.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Lushly engaging, even if it covers some of the same ground as ''The Pianist'' with less artistry and more melodrama.
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60

Film Threat

By Eric Campos
This is a truly strange love story that definitely grew on me as it ran its course, or perhaps it was just that infectious song sinking its hooks into me.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Who knew that one of Billie Holiday's most haunting songs was written in Budapest in the 1930s? I didn't until I saw Gloomy Sunday, a German film, shot in Hungary and directed by Rolf Schubel, that I enjoyed quite a lot, even though it's all over the map in more ways than one.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Entertaining in spite its dubious accuracy.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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