Sight & Sound is the international film magazine that offers a unique perspective on the very best of film culture – past and present. Published for more than 80 years by the British Film Institute, Sight & Sound is the original magazine for the discerning film-fan. We carry news, interviews and analysis from the best writers on film as well as a comprehensive reviews section with a full synopsis, credits and production details for every film reviewed.

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1-month subscription - £3.99
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12-month subscription - £34.99

All subscriptions come with access to the complete archive of Sight & Sound since first published in 1932 - an unrivalled archive of film commentary and criticism.

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Print-subscribers can read the iPad edition at no extra cost. Simply install the free App, open and enter your registered email address and password.

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What’s New

Version 3.0

Updated for iOS11
Brand new interface and functionality.
Access to the complete archive since 1932.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

maralap ,

Doesn’t work with IOS11

I’ve had this app for quite a while and it has always worked well. However with IOS11 having just been released this app just doesn’t work at all. So if you have upgraded to IOS1 I would wait to see if, hopefully when, there is an update to allow it to work before you part with any money.

Malcolm M. ,

If you like film...

... then get Sight and Sound. There are a lot of low star reviews here, but I’ve just downloaded it (there’s a Facebook offer at the moment to get 12 digital issues for £25, saving £10) and can’t fault it; it was easy to login, you get access to the back-catalogue (with some amazing interviews and articles) and issues download quickly and are easy to navigate. There’s even an active contents page, so you can jump to a section in a second. Highly recommended.

TheCoolD00d ,

An updated review

When I first downloaded this app, I was disappointed by the difficulties in logging in with my account. After giving it some time, I gave it another shot and found it to be fully functional.

That out of the way, this is very convenient way of reading S&S on the go, as well as accessing a massive archive of old issues. The fact that you can download them for offline use is impressive stuff!

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