Hope Gap Reviews

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,
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 7, 2020
Squishy. It felt earnest to the person who made it, but not to me, the person watching it.
Top Critic
March 6, 2020
Hope Gap is pithy, engaging, and insightful-the kind of movie we desperately need more of.
March 6, 2020
A drama that's tastefully restrained to a fault in a particularly British manner.
March 6, 2020
To Annette Bening's credit, she finds just the right notes to illustrate Grace's capacity for love, as well as her special gift for never letting up and driving you a little bit crazy.
March 5, 2020
A sort of British Marriage Story for boomers, with only one side, really, of the story to tell.
March 5, 2020
[A]n intelligent and absorbing, if slightly bland domestic drama scripted and directed by William Nicholson, inspired by his own parents' divorce.
March 5, 2020
The film is a waste of Bening's talents: an inoffensive tale inspiring little more than a shrug, thereby making it hard to either wholeheartedly endorse or strongly criticize.
March 5, 2020
While you've seen this portrait before, and better, Nighy and Bening are so in tune with their characters that such rote renderings are easily forgiven.
September 23, 2019
Unfortunately for Nicholson, Bening and Nighy aren't enough to fill what's missing.
September 8, 2019
Abrief, sad little piece that doesn't quite hurdle the blood-brain barrier and rattle you to the core, but it does achieve a half-sublimity...
September 7, 2019
Nicholson fails to give his film the specificity and emotional depth required to make it seem necessary.
September 7, 2019
Considerably more nuanced and mature than your typical relationship drama...
September 7, 2019
The issue is that there is no subtext or undertones, the suggestion of nuance and complexities.
September 7, 2019
A late-middle-aged divorce saga so dead-set on scrubbing any notion of emotional villainy that it's as thin as a postcard with a view of that presentably beautiful, chalky seaside.