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Mondays in the Sun

drama


In this award-winning Spanish film, a group of stevedores living in an impoverished part of northern Spain lose their jobs and are forced to look for work after the local dockyard closes.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    80%
  • Audience Score
    86%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Bardem gives what might have been too slow and plodding a movie its heart and its humor.

- Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune, Thursday, August 7, 2003

Rotten: Mondays in the Sun is prodigiously uneventful, though its heart is in the right place. It would be easier to dismiss if it weren't.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Fresh: Shot in lustrous, muted color with a sure sensitivity to emotional states and mood swings, it's an elegy on wasted time and waning energies.

- Bob Campbell, Newark Star-Ledger, Thursday, July 31, 2003

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Javier Bardem is one of the best actors of our time! Luis Tosar is super hot! I found out that he's in a band too (The Ellas). Having been laid off this movie really hit home... what if I was older and couldn't get another job?

- IRubster, Monday, August 25, 2008

4 stars

So I got an A on a paper that I used this film to describe Marxian theory...wow...I am brilliant. The film was great but it was more of a gift because I caught about 50 minutes of it on IFC with the paper being due within weeks, I was lost on how I was to use film or literature in modern sociological theory. I immediately began to see the Marxian work parallels in the film and throw in some gender role steroetypes and viola an A sociological paper in one of the most challenging classes in my sociology course load. The film does portray the lives of men who are lost when there place of employment closes and the reactions to start over...Bardem as Santa is sleazy, raunchy, but loving and I LOVE it. It is amazing how handsome men look in beards (Bardem sports one and 15 pounds), thanks dad, the eternal hairy man in my life, who is razorlly challenged

- mginep2, Monday, May 26, 2008

4 stars

Javier Bardem is one of the best actors of our time! Luis Tosar is super hot! I found out that he's in a band too (The Ellas). Having been laid off this movie really hit home... what if I was older and couldn't get another job?

- Ipinchu, Monday, August 25, 2008