Everyday Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
December 5, 2013
Five years in the life of a couple who must improvise their marriage and family life when he is in prison, learning that difficulties in marriage are opportunities to discover ever deeper reserves of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 21, 2013
Moment by moment, it all adds up. The scenes of the family huddling and hugging, greeting and parting, and reaffirming primal bonds are quietly moving.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 21, 2013
The film's day-to-day aches are quiet and lovingly rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
November 19, 2013
Wise and involving ...
Howard Feinstein
Screen International
November 18, 2013
Here there is glory in the lives of simple, unprivileged folk and the more-or-less banal events of their daily lives.
David Lee Dallas
Slant Magazine
November 18, 2013
While the film charts its protagonist's gradual progression toward a renewed sense of agency and freedom, it rarely indulges in lengthy or even linear narrative arcs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
June 7, 2013
Everyday might be [Michael Winterbottom's] most ambitious yet, even if it feels like his most modest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 17, 2013
Utilising fluid shots of the English countryside set to one of Michael Nyman's most dynamic scores, Winterbottom makes something surprisingly lyrical of the non-story
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Dawson
The List
January 25, 2013
It deserves its cinematic release, thanks to its lingering, poetic-realist images of uncluttered Norfolk landscapes and to Michael Nyman's yearning score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 23, 2013
The sense that we're peeking in on the life of a family under exceptional stress is profound...
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2013
It's a sad, undramatic, well observed slice of minimalist realism, an interesting experiment in helping us to share the experience of time slowly passing. But little more.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
January 18, 2013
It is a sensitive, understated film but it does require a good deal of patience on the part of the viewer.
Alex Zane
Sun Online
January 17, 2013
[A] resolutely realistic drama about a prisoner and his family visits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 17, 2013
Another great success for the endlessly creative and productive Winterbottom.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 17, 2013
It's often affecting; sometimes gently luminous; finally ever so slightly "so what?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
January 17, 2013
Heartbreaking but never hysterical, sage but never stodgy, challenging but never confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 16, 2013
With each chapter covering no more than a few days a year, mainly around her prison visits or his rare days on release, the pair create a credibly stagnant relationship. Forced to snatch whatever intimacy they can, their frustration is palpable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 15, 2013
A strangely intimate and powerful depiction of time passing and the peaks and troughs of childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
December 17, 2012
Although detractors might wish for something more profound, capturing the poignant pointlessness of life passing by feels like a noble pursuit in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 25, 2012
An affable kitchen sink drama distinguished by astonishing turns from the kids Michael Winterbottom watched grow over five years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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