Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score)

Critics Consensus

Like the grieving Scrabble enthusiast at the heart of its unique story, Sometimes Always Never scores high enough to be well worth a play.



Total Count: 46

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Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.


Critic Reviews for Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score)

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (5)

  • It's no real murder-mystery, but it does pose questions that transcend who did what to whom and when. One of which being whether or not you can really play "jazz" in Scrabble.

    Oct 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Often, the whole shebang plays like a rattle bag of tropes, digressions and stray running gags. Then again, that randomness is perfectly apt...

    Jun 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • An off-beat comedy written by Frank Cottrell Boyce in which Bill Nighy plays a controlling, mordantly witty Scouser coming to terms with the unwritten rules of life.

    Jun 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The sweet emotional payoff is an unexpected reward.

    Jun 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The appeal of a Bill Nighy character is hard to pin down. While his overall attitude to life is pessimistic, an irresistible desire to look for the joke lurking behind the bad news keeps breaking through and brightening the picture.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.

    Oct 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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