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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
February 28, 2013
| Original Score: B+

Austin Chronicle
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Holcomb
December 18, 2012
Ai Weiwei is such a laid back, calm and yet mischievous spirit that the film takes on a whole different, almost joyous tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 7, 2012
The film is about the power and limits of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
September 26, 2012
A compelling documentary that explodes proper and stuffy notions of what a foreign intellectual dissident looks and sounds like.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 21, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 19, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
... straightforward, entertaining and provocative documentary about the titular Chinese artist
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
September 7, 2012
A fascinating portrait of a modern artist and activist trying to make a difference within China's repressive political system.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
August 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
August 23, 2012
An unprecedented inside look at Chinese politics and a fascinating tour of modern art at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Michael A. Smith
August 19, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
August 16, 2012
This riveting documentary deserves consideration for year-end awards. Klayman gained unprecedented access to this very photogenic man with a dynamic personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 16, 2012
The film's recurring theme is of an artist on a perpetual hunt for transparency, in his country and abroad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 12, 2012
A lively, informative, funny and inspirational portrait of a courageous, charismatic, highly original man.
Beth Accomando
August 10, 2012
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.

Sight and Sound
January 22, 2013
John Powers
January 22, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 22, 2013
Brent Simon
January 22, 2013
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