The Souvenir Part II

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Drawing on another terrific performance from Honor Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir Part II continues its story with profound emotional complexity and elegant storytelling.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    The Souvenir Part II is undeniably the work of a talented director though this episode of the autobiography is less interesting than its predecessor.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    This is a creative coming-of-age story – a portrait of the artist as a young woman discovering her own voice.
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    Ian FreerEmpire Magazine
    Joanna Hogg delivers an object lesson in how to deliver a follow-up: deeper, funnier, more imaginative than its predecessor, The Souvenir Part II is a filmmaker working at the peak of her powers.
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    Adam WhiteIndependent (UK)
    Think of it as The Godfather Part II of posh misery, a film built upon the emotional wreckage left behind from the original, yet wider in scope, smoother in execution, and with warmth where a freezer used to be.
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    Deborah RossThe Spectator
    It is painfully touching. You can’t tear your eyes from them. If there were to be The Souvenir Part III: Rosalind and James Walk Their Springer Spaniels, I would be up for that.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Hogg has created her own universe and explored it with relentless vigour. Few final shots have so satisfactorily summed up such a magnum opus.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Cinema isn't short on memoirs, many of them wonderful, but The Souvenir and its just-as-phenomenal sequel are in a bold and brilliant realm all of their own.
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    Shikhar VermaHigh on Films
    The Souvenir: Part II becomes a masterful investigation of art’s ability to heal and make us understand ourselves a little better.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dan BayerNext Best Picture
    A very nice-looking slog, but a slog all the same.
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    Julian WoodFILMINK (Australia)
    dizzyingly postmodern.
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