Permission Reviews

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
What is most unexpected about Permission is its sense of poignancy and tenderness. In its own way, it's quite heartbreaking.
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
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.)
February 8, 2018
Ms. Hall ... is the standout, selling Anna's indecision even through some of the script's dubious patches.
February 8, 2018
[Hall and Stevens'] glowing performances are contained in a wan road-not-taken drama.
February 6, 2018
An unconvincing treatment of familiar themes.
February 5, 2018
Hall, in particular, lends a sober grace to the erotic roundelay.