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Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) Reviews

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 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
A sometimes wobbly, sometimes engaging, always well-acted tale of family estrangement and reconciliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2020
This extremely dry film mixes humor and melancholy to distinctive, if muffled, effect. Take away the muffled part, and that's very Nighy, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2020
It's Nighy who will have you enthralled. He delivers a subtle, nuanced performance that allows the actor to shine while in full support of his costars.
June 10, 2020
If nothing else, Hunter's film offers some of the most hi-octane Scrabble action ever captured on camera. That scores it a few points at least, if not enough to win.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 10, 2020
Strong casting keeps the film thriving through its many winding subplots.
October 4, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2019
Often, the whole shebang plays like a rattle bag of tropes, digressions and stray running gags. Then again, that randomness is perfectly apt...
June 16, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2019
The sweet emotional payoff is an unexpected reward.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2019
Some of the animated interludes inch towards indie tweeness, but the film's tone is too singular to be swamped in formulaic whimsy. Despite spots of dead air - even because of them - it somehow sticks with you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2019
A cherishable, rarefied mystery-comedy.
March 15, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 13, 2018
This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5