The Souvenir

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Made by a filmmaker in command of her craft and a star perfectly matched with the material, The Souvenir is a uniquely impactful coming of age drama.
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    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    [Joanna Hogg] makes brilliant use of shallow focus to keep you keyed in to specific details.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    Superbly crafted and acted on every level, The Souvenir is one of the best British films of recent years.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    Hogg's lighter touch discourages easy judgment. Despite this she has a knack for the kind of vignette that speaks volumes about a relationship.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Hogg's approach to this material is classical and literate.
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    Mark KermodeObserver (UK)
    Hogg's work with actors has always been exceptional, but here she is at the top of her game, making each role count by maintaining that balance of closeness and separation that is her trademark.
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    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    The absolute specificity of this story makes it universal too. It's the best British film for a long time.
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    Jane FreeburyJane Freebury
    Singular in its style and rhythm, this highly accomplished feature is a portrait of the artist as a diffident, uncertain young woman
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    Fernanda SolórzanoLetras Libres
    Joanna Hogg uses a very effective visual code to describe a character who's enigmatic from the beginning. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Robin HolabirdKUNR (Reno, NV)
    The painting has a story to tell, calling to the movie's main character by implying an obsessive love whose end seems uncertain.
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    Hagan OsborneFILMINK (Australia)
    ...impeccably acted albeit slow-burning take on young-adulthood...
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