Never Rarely Sometimes Always

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99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score99%
  • Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    I'm not trying to downplay the emotional stuff. But there's a fine line between gruelling and gripping and Hittman is always on the right side of it.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    In Flanagan, the film has a first-time actor with a veteran's confidence in her own stillness.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    [A] tough, realist drama...
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    Tina HassanniaGlobe and Mail
    Never hints at the quiet, revolutionary nature of empathy and autonomy in empowering young women to keep themselves safe.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    You come away from this movie weeping for the Autumns of this world but also awed by their endurance.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Its strength is in its restraint, and the way that it takes a situation, presents its characters and keeps things very, very real.
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    Willow MaclayCurtsies and Hand Grenades
    Never Rarely Sometimes Always shows with such clarity that there is a world of women's stories existing underneath the surface that desperately need to be told.
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    Jason BestMarie Claire
    Without ever resorting to melodrama, writer-director Eliza Hittman has created a powerfully understated, quietly political and touchingly empathetic drama.
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    Christopher SchobertFilmswoon
    Anchored by two of the most natural performances from young actors in recent memory, Eliza Hittman's "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" might be the year's most impactful film.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehMetro (UK)
    Like the grim flip-side of Juno, it can be a bleak watch, with no-one cracking a smile for a good 45 minutes, but it's a slowly rewarding one.
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