Hope Gap Reviews

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May 14, 2020
Always lovely to see Bening and Nighy, always a warm delight to set some of this tug of war on the pebbly beaches, rocky crags and chalky cliffs.
May 9, 2020
A very interesting drama by a really good playwright.
May 9, 2020
Hope Gap, boosted by two incredible lead performances, works as an honest and complex portrait of a seemingly ideal marriage. [Full review in spanish]
May 9, 2020
An old-fashioned drama about love and divorce that touches the heart.
May 8, 2020
When Hope Gap finds its footing it really takes flight, allowing this talented cast to create something that is honest and raw.
May 8, 2020
It can be frustrating to watch at times, but Nicholson's layered and complex screenplay along with Bening's superb performance make this a rewarding experience.
May 8, 2020
The intimate aspects ring true, as well as the lead performances, that you can forgive its staginess and dispassionate tone.
May 7, 2020
Indelible and infuriating in equal measure, filmmaker William Nicholson's anatomy of his parents' own broken marriage rides high on superb performances from Annette Bening and Bill Nighy and raw emotions that cut deep,
May 5, 2020
Ending a marriage after 30 years is difficult, taking place perhaps more than we think. This film, acted to a T by an aging couple, grants us poetic insight into the attendant grief.
May 1, 2020
"Hope Gap" ultimately offers a tidy exploration of people who were miserable and, as it concludes, have moved on.
March 18, 2020
One of the main reasons to watch "Hope Gap" is to see a trio of fine actors working its way through equally fine direction.
March 13, 2020
Here Annette Bening and Bill Nighy as husband and wife, and Josh O'Connor as their son Jamie, give solid, even superb, performances.
March 13, 2020
Some will call it boring, and it is stagy, talky and understated to a fault. Yet Hope Gap is also smart, soulful, wise, marvelously acted and set in a stunning coastal village where you can almost see France - and maybe even glimpse a glimmer of hope.
March 12, 2020
Hope Gap feels very real in its dialogue and emotions, and it may also be why the story seems a little old-fashioned - or to put a more positive spin on it, "timeless." All endings are the same, it suggests paradoxically, and all are unique.
March 12, 2020
A sad and finely tuned domestic drama by writer-director Nicholson. The slow pace may not be everyone's cuppa, but it is undeniably faithful to its characters, terrifically played by Nighy and Bening (without whose energy, there would be no movie).
March 11, 2020
Films about marriages cratering on the craggy shores of deceit and betrayal are as common as oxygen, but one that makes as big an emotional impact as "Hope Gap" is a breath of fresh air.
March 11, 2020
"Hope Gap" is a deeply sad film, and maybe not what a lot of us are in the mood for these days, but it's ultimately uplifting, in its quiet way.
March 10, 2020
It's a sobering, well-balanced exercise of perspective, if not just a bit eclipsed by a supremely moving performance by Bening's impossible but understandable Grace.
March 10, 2020
With "Hope Gap," [William] Nicholson delivers an elegant, dramatically engaging portrait of how marriages can break down even near twilight.
Top Critic
March 6, 2020
Hope Gap is pithy, engaging, and insightful-the kind of movie we desperately need more of.
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