It Always Rains on Sunday Reviews

February 5, 2018
Though the background of this film is carefully done, and direction and acting good, it is a sordid and dreary affair.
October 29, 2012
This saga of interconnecting lives is one of Ealing's more successful non-comedies.
October 28, 2012
A film as good as, and arguably better than, anything comparable being made at the time on the continent or in the States.
October 25, 2012
A breathtaking melange of romance and crime drama. A British classic.
October 25, 2012
A terrific sense of atmospheric foreboding is contributed by Douglas Slocombe's noirish cinematography and Georges Auric's fate-filled score.
October 24, 2012
The drama is managed without condescension and with enormous skill.
October 17, 2012
Depicts a drab, austerity-era East London of pinched lives and petty crime.
March 26, 2012
Hamer's artful and iconoclastic film mixes a day in the life of a working-class family with a startling prison-break melodrama.
November 17, 2011
A resolutely downbeat - remarkably so for Ealing Studios - account of a day in the life of Bethnal Green...
January 9, 2009
This is a mostly forgotten gem.
October 18, 2008
[Hamer] shows a fluency with noir's shadowy visual vocabulary, but what really links this to the genre is its sense of haunting regret and lost opportunity.
October 18, 2008
A real gem.
October 18, 2008
The emotions, atmosphere and humour still ring true...
May 6, 2008
Offers some nicely authentic backgrounds, an expert performance by Googie Withers and a breathtaking finale. But the net effect is disappointing.
March 19, 2008
It Always Rains on Sunday is a masterpiece of dead ends and might-have-beens, highly inventive... and brilliantly acted...
March 6, 2008
It's a cannily crafted and satisfying entertainment.