Days of the Bagnold Summer Reviews

October 8, 2019
Far closer in spirit to the lighter works of Mike Leigh than the broader material that made him a well known figure in British comedy, Bird's debut is innately humanistic, with cross-generational appeal.
August 31, 2019
The film's whisper-thin premise and sitcom-like characters are the cinema equivalent of Sweethearts candy: rather too sugared, and immediately forgotten.
August 29, 2019
Deploys some talented performers on both sides of the camera but its promising parts never quite cohere into a properly satisfying whole.
August 19, 2019
It's a strong directorial debut from Bird...there is a touch of John Hughes about the way he cares so much for the have-nots, capturing moments of desire and hope which are constantly fighting with feelings of inadequacy.
August 15, 2019
An unexpectedly gentle and pensive portrait of a strained relationship between a mother and a son.