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It Always Rains on Sunday Reviews

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New York Times
May 6, 2008
Offers some nicely authentic backgrounds, an expert performance by Googie Withers and a breathtaking finale. But the net effect is disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
October 29, 2012
This saga of interconnecting lives is one of Ealing's more successful non-comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joel Brown
Boston Globe
January 9, 2009
This is a mostly forgotten gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
October 25, 2012
A breathtaking melange of romance and crime drama. A British classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 18, 2008
A real gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 25, 2012
A terrific sense of atmospheric foreboding is contributed by Douglas Slocombe's noirish cinematography and Georges Auric's fate-filled score.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
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.
Philip Kemp
Total Film
October 17, 2012
Depicts a drab, austerity-era East London of pinched lives and petty crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
March 6, 2008
It's a cannily crafted and satisfying entertainment.
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
March 19, 2008
It Always Rains on Sunday is a masterpiece of dead ends and might-have-beens, highly inventive... and brilliantly acted...
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
A resolutely downbeat - remarkably so for Ealing Studios - account of a day in the life of Bethnal Green...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
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.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 24, 2012
The drama is managed without condescension and with enormous skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
October 18, 2008
The emotions, atmosphere and humour still ring true...
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