Sorry We Missed You


Sorry We Missed You

Critics Consensus

Sorry We Missed You may strike some as tending toward the righteously didactic, but director Ken Loach's passionate approach remains effective.



Total Count: 40

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Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.


Kris Hitchen
as Ricky Turner
Debbie Honeywood
as Abbie Turner
Katie Proctor
as Lisa Jane
Ross Brewster
as Gavin Maloney
Mark Burns
as Homeless man
Alfie Dobson
as Jack O'Brien
Harriet Ghost
as Office Staff
Charlie Richmond
as Henry Morgan
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Critic Reviews for Sorry We Missed You

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (10)

  • Bleak even by Loach's no-guff standards, but it kicks like a mule.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As a stripped-down, minutely detailed portrait of the daily grind as back-breaking Sisyphean ordeal, "Sorry We Missed You" is engrossing and bluntly persuasive.

    May 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film's tragedy is that no amount of love and goodwill can save us when the cards are so horribly stacked against us.

    May 19, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • This new Ken Loach movie teeters on the brink of agenda overkill, but is consistently saved by a revelatory performance from the newcomer Debbie Honeywood.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Sorry to Miss You doesn't break new ground for the filmmaker, but it radiates a timeliness that suggests an old-fashioned Ken Loach lament matters more than ever.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    Top Critic
  • Loach doesn't know when to say when. He continues to labor under the misconception that he has to drop the whole weight of the world onto his characters...

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
    Top Critic

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