Reviews: Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

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  • Kyle Anderson @ Nerdist
  • [New] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A deeply touching film that illustrates the healing power of empathy.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: With her third film, writer/director Eliza Hittman (“Beach Rats”) has proven herself a real auteur, a filmmaker with the uncanny ability to project the inner turmoil of teenagers unable to voice it for themselves.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s Eliza Hittman’s most accomplished work yet. Her empathetic eye allows her to tackle a tough subject matter with so much compassion and sensitivity.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Softly savage, exposing the unspoken subtext of the lives of girls and women: the mundane but covert garbage that gets piled upon us, the knotted existence too many of us are just barely surviving.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: It is all too believable there are thousands of Autumns out there and this is the shadowy world they must navigate due to a cacophony of decisions made by countless figures they will never meet.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: It’s a devastating turn of events with potential to fall down much darker pathways than Hittman takes while also [spotlighting] how dark this authentic trail is on its own.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: Solidly acted and restrained in its thought-provoking resonance, Hittman’s quiet commentary on young female empowerment is tranquil and engaging in its message of disenchantment.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews
    • Excerpt: Richly tells us how a teenager from the sticks deals with her unexpected pregnancy in this rewarding indie.
  • Josh Taylor @ www.forgetfulfilmcritic.com
    • Excerpt: In Never Rarely Sometimes Always, director Eliza Hittman focuses on a young girl with few options and little support while dealing with an unwanted pregnancy. The film is filled with grace and compassion; it’s a luminous example of humanism in art.