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Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Powerfully acted and directed, Never Rarely Sometimes Always reaffirms writer-director Eliza Hittman as a filmmaker of uncommon sensitivity and grace.

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Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) and her cousin Skylar (Talia Ryder) embark across state lines to New York City on a fraught journey of friendship, bravery and compassion.

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Drew Seltzer
as Manager Rick
Kim Rios Lin
as Anesthesiologist
Brett Puglisi
as Talent Show Audience Member
Lester Greene
as Bus Driver #1
Carolina Espiro
as Michelle/Financial Advisor
Amy Tribbey
as Ultrasound Tech
Brian Altemus
as Rowdy High School Student
Guy A. Fortt
as Security Guard
Alexander Carney
as Hall Monitor
Michael Erik
as Bowling Alley Person
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All Critics (175) | Top Critics (33)

I'm not trying to downplay the emotional stuff. But there's a fine line between gruelling and gripping and Hittman is always on the right side of it.

May 21, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In Flanagan, the film has a first-time actor with a veteran's confidence in her own stillness.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[A] tough, realist drama...

May 7, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Never hints at the quiet, revolutionary nature of empathy and autonomy in empowering young women to keep themselves safe.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

You come away from this movie weeping for the Autumns of this world but also awed by their endurance.

April 5, 2020 | Full Review…
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Its strength is in its restraint, and the way that it takes a situation, presents its characters and keeps things very, very real.

April 4, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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