“If there is an antipole to beige, predictable comedy this is it”


Sally4Ever, Sky Atlantic

“Julia Davis has fashioned another wholly sadistic half hour that leaves the viewer skewered and writhing in exquisite agony, the actual jokes and laughter highlighting the pain at the same time as they afford you just enough relief to carry on.”
Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“If there is an antipole to beige, predictable comedy this is it. It’s all quite silly — simultaneously very adult and very childish — and Davis has said that she fears a backlash. But the only question to ask of any comedy is: ‘Is it funny?’ She need have no worries here.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“For those who have keenly followed Davis’s career to date, Sally4Ever will intrigue. Unfortunately, even the most hardened fan will have found this bleak comedy frustratingly familiar; the characters, situations and joke set-ups punctuated the first, unevenly paced episode like a game of Davis bingo.”
Alice Vincent, The Telegraph

“It’s a tall order to produce yet another film about the First World War and still make it feel fresh and revelatory, but 100 Days to Victory managed it. It wasn’t perfect, some of the dialogue in this docu-drama could have used a decheesing, but I loved the attention to detail. Aside from the odd duff line it gave us living, breathing, immersive history a century on.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“I would love to report that this was a fascinating, ground-breaking or absorbing documentary but it wasn’t. The workaday approach – archive mixed with talking heads, uninspired re-enactments and voice-over diary-extracts – offered little that we haven’t seen already.”
Gerard O’Donovan, The Telegraph