| Original Score: B+
| Original Score: 3.5/5
| Original Score: 4/5
To say Ai Weiwei is an interesting character is an understatement. He is an unconventional social activist and a thorn in the side of the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party.
| Original Score: B+
Ai Weiwei is such a laid back, calm and yet mischievous spirit that the film takes on a whole different, almost joyous tone.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The film is about the power and limits of art.
| Original Score: 3/4
Klayman never demonizes the authoritarian Chinese government, as her purpose seems to be to show how difficult it is to be a rebel in such a closed society as China.
| Original Score: B
A compelling documentary that explodes proper and stuffy notions of what a foreign intellectual dissident looks and sounds like.
The struggle for free speech in China is given sharp, sobering, disturbing voice through the struggles of cutting edge, digitally savvy, Twitter-loving artist Ai Weiwei.
Alison Klayman's remarkable film about China's leading 'digital dissident' fully illustrates the talents of a man who often does the opposite of what you'd expect.
... straightforward, entertaining and provocative documentary about the titular Chinese artist
| Original Score: 87/100
A fascinating portrait of a modern artist and activist trying to make a difference within China's repressive political system.
Even if you don't like documentaries as a rule, I'm betting you'll like Ai Weiwei himself so much that you'll be glad you took the time to get to know him through this film.
Klayman deserves a lot of credit for being in the right place at the right time with the right person. Ai is a treat to follow around, and his courage is clearly more than a pose.
An unprecedented inside look at Chinese politics and a fascinating tour of modern art at the same time.
| Original Score: 9/10
A powerful film that teaches us as much about ourselves as it does it's subject, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," is a sure bet to be nominated for an Oscar come January 2013.
| Original Score: 5/5
This riveting documentary deserves consideration for year-end awards. Klayman gained unprecedented access to this very photogenic man with a dynamic personality.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The film's recurring theme is of an artist on a perpetual hunt for transparency, in his country and abroad.
A lively, informative, funny and inspirational portrait of a courageous, charismatic, highly original man.
His willingness to speak out despite severe consequences is inspiring, and his recent silence speaks almost as loudly as his work in calling attention to China's repressive tactics.