The Souvenir Reviews

May 22, 2019
Another small, quietly devastating drama by Hogg, and perhaps the most ambitious and personal of her four films.
May 21, 2019
It's hard to shake "The Souvenir."
May 17, 2019
An extraordinary rumination on memory and privilege while also being one of the most incisive movies ever to directly address-in moral, philosophical and personal terms-what it means to be a filmmaker.
May 17, 2019
With the combined efforts of Hogg, Swinton Byrne and Burke, The Souvenir recreates the sensation of riding an emotional roller coaster with an unstable partner.
May 17, 2019
Remember the name Honor Swinton Byrne. In Joanna Hogg's delicate, dazzling masterpiece, her star is born. Definitely one of the best movies so far this year.
May 17, 2019
This is Hogg's most disconcerting work to date.
Top Critic
May 16, 2019
Hogg's confessional memoir draws you in, while her clinical style pushes you away.
May 16, 2019
The Souvenir treats the painful events at its center with a kind of remoteness, as if handling a fragile long-lost object while wearing thick gloves.
May 16, 2019
"The Souvenir" feels like a whispered confidence, an intimate disclosure that shouldn't be betrayed because it isn't really yours.
May 16, 2019
Hogg is not a sensationalistic filmmaker, but rather someone who can convey tremendous amounts of emotion through total tranquility on-screen.