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Never Again Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 19, 2002
Here's a case of two actors who do everything humanly possible to create characters who are sweet and believable, and are defeated by a screenplay that forces them into bizarre, implausible behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 19, 2002
Excruciatingly unfunny and pitifully unromantic.
Brian Orndorf
October 11, 2002
When a director deliberately sends his own film down such a well-worn path, you know you're in the presence of a truly bad director.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 2, 2002
In theory, a middle-aged romance pairing Clayburgh and Tambor sounds promising, but in practice it's something else altogether -- clownish and offensive and nothing at all like real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
July 11, 2002
Schaefer's...determination to inject farcical raunch...drowns out the promise of the romantic angle.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 20, 2002
Acting, particularly by Tambor, almost makes "Never Again" worthwhile, but [writer/director] Schaeffer should follow his titular advice
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 23, 2002
...the good and different idea [of middle-aged romance] is not handled well and, except for the fine star performances, there is little else to recommend "Never Again."
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 24, 2002
As shameless a love story as anything that Hollywood has ever done.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 11, 2002
As conceived by Mr. Schaeffer, Christopher and Grace are little more than collections of quirky traits lifted from a screenwriter's outline and thrown at actors charged with the impossible task of making them jell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Anderson
July 12, 2002
Schaeffer has to find some hook on which to hang his persistently useless movies, and it might as well be the resuscitation of the middle-aged character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 18, 2002
I doubt if the solution to the movie industry's ludicrous ageism is showing 50-year-olds acting like randy 20-year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 18, 2002
A bad movie that happened to good actors.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2002
Never Again swings between false sentiment and unfunny madcap comedy and, along the way, expects the audience to invest in the central relationship as some kind of marriage of true minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
August 8, 2002
After a while, Never Again gets so busy celebrating ageless virility that it forgets to tell a decent story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 11, 2002
Sex and romance after 50? Here's proof that it not only exists, a movie about it can be funny and cute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Levy
September 6, 2002
There's something deeply creepy about Never Again, a new arrow in Schaeffer's quiver of ineptitudes.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
July 19, 2002
Not a particularly good movie in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Adam Nayman
August 3, 2002
Tambor and Clayburgh are actually both very likeable in their roles, but the script is just miserable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 22, 2002
Do you say "hi" to your lover when you wake up in the morning?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
This film is just plain awful, despite the efforts of two enormously talented and likable stars who are ultimately done in by an impossible script.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

Boston Phoenix
July 20, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 2, 2002
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Arizona Republic
August 31, 2002

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 23, 2002
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