Another swipe at the miserable state of England, and those who press down on others to maintain the status quo. This is searing, raw and important filmmaking.
More tense and harrowing than any Hollywood thriller.
A revelatory performance from the newcomer Debbie Honeywood.
The film's heart lies in its quiet observation of the lasting impact on family life. The unrelenting demands of work exact their toll in frayed tempers, critical absences and a lack of time to devote to the things that should matter most.
It's fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don't hear on the news.
Sorry We Missed You finds Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed.
A drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing.