Permission Reviews

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November 21, 2019
Permission is a masterly portrayal of a reality affecting women in too many countries.
November 21, 2019
A must watch.
July 12, 2019
Charismatic characters, perfectly drawn, that are going to catch you. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 23, 2018
The film is daring enough to earn your goodwill early and as it unfolds, it's refreshing to see a film about relationships that aims for the head more than the heart.
August 21, 2018
It is a work that raises an interesting debate about the importance given to monogamy... and the consequences that could result from ceasing to practice it. [Full review in Spanish]
February 15, 2018
[Brian] Crano's screenplay navigates these tricky waters with insight and empathy for everybody on screen, while refusing to offer anyone an easy out.
February 15, 2018
Permission creates a compelling case study of adult relationships. With the direction of Crano he gives us a romantic drama that provides us with a heavy dose of romance, but also focuses on its decline.
February 15, 2018
The film delights in some aspects, disappoints in others, does a deft job of depicting the sloppy, senseless mess that adulthood and adult relationships inherently are.
February 15, 2018
Nearly every minute the camera is focused on her, [Rebecca] Hall wears a vague, faraway look of uncertainty, as though she is contemplating the past, present, and future all at once.
February 9, 2018
A small story made with big performances from leads Stevens and Hall, and while it hasn't gotten the promotional push for audiences to pay attention, people lucky enough to stumble across it will fall for everyone involved.
February 9, 2018
(Director Brian Crano) gives Permission a tremulous tone that's in turns sexy, tender, and heart-trembling.
February 9, 2018
What is most unexpected about Permission is its sense of poignancy and tenderness. In its own way, it's quite heartbreaking.
February 9, 2018
Strong performances and an interesting premise combine to make Permission an entertaining adult romance.
February 9, 2018
You kind of want to slap everybody in Permission, and that's kind of the point.
February 8, 2018
While it deals with heavy relationship issues including the validity of monogamy, it manages an easy, seemingly effortless humor that seduces the audience while simultaneously breaking filmgoers' hearts.
February 8, 2018
Permission offers a novel spin on its romantic-comedy premise, exploring the idea that people can do stupid things with the best intentions.
February 8, 2018
... it works best as a tale about what communication errors to avoid when pursuing an open relationship.
February 8, 2018
It's a bittersweet note to compliment the messy, endlessly complicated profile Crano constructs around his leads.
February 8, 2018
When Crano digs into the psychological muck with this premise, he's generally far more effective a storyteller than when he relies on clich.
February 8, 2018
Stevens and Hall are always interesting to watch. (In fact, you should watch him in "The Guest" and her in "The Awakening," if you want to see two excellent, lesser-known films.)
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