Nev D'Souza’s review published on Letterboxd:
In some ways, The Souvenir Part II is an enriching follow-up as Julie unpacks her suppressed feelings from a troubled romance, processes this pain, and projects her rollercoaster of emotions through the outlet of filmmaking. Her journey in moving forward is compelling to a degree, and Hogg’s writing ensures a suitable level of character growth.
There’s familiar faces amongst the British talent on-screen, and it’s always amusing to see Richard Ayoade again who is on exceptionally savage form. Scenes play out surprisingly, particularly a scene featuring Joe Alwyn.
However, I felt rather distant watching The Souvenir Part II. While similarly cold, I found that I connected more with the first film and it’s depiction of a tumultuous relationship. The sequel has some abstract moments with head-scratching effect, and the film’s soundtrack frustratingly cuts short, rather abruptly and frequently. Can we not just enjoy the song!?!