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Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) Reviews

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June 28, 2020
I ended up enjoying Sometimes Always Never a heck of a lot. It made me happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2020
Featuring a strong performance by Bill Nighy and not a whole lot else, there isn't much to make this film stand out.
June 19, 2020
A father-son drama that reveals the small pleasures of ordinary days, including playing Scrabble.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 18, 2020
Directed with a breezy whimsical style by Carl Hunter from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the tone mixes melancholy and a generous touch of gentle British humor. It's suited to the uniformly strong cast of actors.
June 18, 2020
What the film does sustain, and quite remarkably, considering its serious theme, is a delicately comic tone. That's due in large measure to the screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
June 17, 2020
We remain engaged due to quiet performances made all the more impressive by how they cut through such noisy visual style.
June 16, 2020
Father-son dramedy best for fans of British wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2020
More often feels like a screenplay-competition winner than an actually resonant human-interest story, but gets by on Nighy's rakish charm and lively production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2020
Not a film which will slide into any one slot easily. That is what is enjoyable about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2020
You could be forgiven if you fear being subjected to an overdose of twee. Somehow that is not the case with Sometimes Always Never, a delicate and gentle English film that is, in a small but elegant way, endearing.
June 14, 2020
I can appreciate a film with low (or no) stakes, and I appreciate this film for absolutely nailing one inescapable fact: that talking is an exercise.
June 13, 2020
Bill Nighy is great here, although unable to fully carry"Sometimes Always Never" on his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2020
... sometimes awkwardly juggles its comedic and dramatic elements. However, despite some unnecessary visual gimmicks, it finds a winning combination of humor and heart.
June 12, 2020
It's nevertheless delightfully thoughtful, a sweet way to wrap up a film that delights in its own charisma even as it explores heavier themes of grief and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2020
the rhythms of the movie are so weirdly endearing that we don't mind watching the characters chat or argue between important events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2020
It has a stylized, low-key eccentricity... Nighy is just fantastic.
June 12, 2020
One of those comedies that teeters on the edge of being dark, irredeemable, bitter, and funny... But it's an enjoyable film.
June 12, 2020
For those attuned to its delicate balance of whimsy and melancholy--not to mention anyone eager to see Bill Nighy at the very top of his game--it is, by design, a magnificent trifle.
June 12, 2020
This is a movie of moments, some funny, some tragic and just enough of them are sincerely rendered to make this enterprise worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
June 12, 2020
Sometimes it plays like "Many Subplots in Search of a Plot," but Nighy holds your interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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