Hurt by Paradise Reviews

October 13, 2020
A defiantly quirky, gently funny ode to female friendship and artistic aspiration... with a streak of self-effacing humour dispelling any whiff of self-indulgence.
October 8, 2020
The overall tone feels noncommittal, not quite managing to integrate the comedy with straight drama. Frustratingly it leaves us hanging somewhere in the middle.
September 24, 2020
There's a wonderfully wry sense of humour woven into this engaging drama about a privileged young Londoner simply trying to make something of her life.
September 22, 2020
Simply put, Hurt By Paradise is a small film with a huge heart.
September 20, 2020
Although the storyline itself is not always entirely coherent, it is never boring, and is both handsomely acted and full of charming and surreal moments.
September 18, 2020
The result may not make a lasting impression, but spending time with a soulmate friend feels as sweet and sincere as ever.
September 17, 2020
An interesting and refreshing look at a diverse range of female characters we simply don't see enough on screen.
September 16, 2020
For me, the 83-minute running time seemed to drag out into a lifetime.
July 12, 2019
Hurt by Paradise works best as an intricately observed story of an artistic type striving for success against dwindling returns; albeit a thunderously middle class one.
July 12, 2019
The touching friendship between the two leads is somewhat undermined by the film's heightened visual style that's likely attributed to a first-time director showing off their chops.