Never Rarely Sometimes Always Reviews

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December 31, 2020
"The screenplay, which Hittman herself wrote, is devoid of any superfluous information": In Spanish published in Letras Libres
December 18, 2020
...a quiet film, never sensational but always serious, that honors the complexity of the protagonist and places the film's main action in context...
December 18, 2020
An enlightening script, expert ensemble acting and the most revealing film ever made about a young woman's right to choose.
December 16, 2020
[Eliza] Hittman presents a deeply-moving, gut-wrenching, intimate look at how society not only fails young women - but is purposefully and determinedly stacked up against them.
December 3, 2020
A bleak, haunting tale (at times even recalling Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days).
November 29, 2020
The film offers a subtle look at the daily hostilities that women face. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 27, 2020
"Never" isn't concerned about impersonal rhetoric - its intent is to remind the viewer of those caught in the middle of the political divide, those who have no say in how the law may affect their lives.
November 26, 2020
As funny and tender as it is troubling...
November 16, 2020
At once as intimate as a sigh and as urgent as a klaxon, Never Rarely Sometimes Always is an essential film about abortion that arrives at a critical time.
November 13, 2020
Hittman portrays the reality of youth without transgressing or judging. An urgent film about femininity and adolescence... [Full review in Spanish]
November 3, 2020
[Hittman's] script is elegant and restrained. [Full review in Spanish]
October 30, 2020
What Hittman lays bare in Never Rarely, however, is a system that's nonetheless terribly difficult, and often demeaning, to navigate; one marked by dead ends and blind corners -- and how many of those might harbour a grossly entitled man?
October 29, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a powerful, complex, emotional drama that takes us inside the world of a scared, anxious individual. It's one of the best films you'll see all year.
October 28, 2020
In the refusal to spell out or resolve too much, something lingers.
October 28, 2020
A lesson in just how much the disenfranchised stand to lose.
October 22, 2020
A heartbreaking look at the structural macho violence that women face today. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 20, 2020
When so many films aim for safe, something such as this warrants respect for handling its topic with the complex realism it deserves.
September 18, 2020
An intimate revolution of heart, mind, body, and soul.
September 17, 2020
This pressurization and sense of purpose makes Never Rarely very different from Hittman's other work...
September 16, 2020
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a serious film about the difficulties young women face in getting an abortion in America, but its asperity is such that it also becomes a documentary on the indignities faced by anyone...
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