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No Looking Back (1998)

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20

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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Writer-director-actor Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One) looks at small-town ex-lovers in this low-key, blue-collar drama with atmospheric, muted-color cinematography by Emmy-winner Frank Prinzi (Northern Exposure). To the tune of Sheryl Crow's "Home", Charlie (Burns) returns to his quiet seaboard hometown to win back his ex-girlfriend Claudia (Lauren Holly), whom he abandoned three years earlier. He quickly learns that she's now engaged to Michael (Jon Bon Jovi), his best buddy

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Edward Burns

Sep 17, 1999

USA Home Entertainment

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (13) | DVD (3)

A minor moody character study, Burns' third film is a misguided foray into the woman's picture, only partially evoking the dead-end-small-town life of a working-class waitress (Lauren Holly, Burns' girlfriend)

September 16, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Pretentious, phony melodrama about blue collar lovers

July 12, 2005
Film Journal International

A bummer of an effort Ed

May 6, 2005
Moviehole

It is only natural that Burns would want to turn his attentions to something more serious. He should stick to comedy.

January 13, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Despite its thinness, No Looking Back is a step forward for Burns. Let's hope he takes the title to heart.

September 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Explores the ways relationships can serve as spurs to personal growth and transfomation.

March 1, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

After such an exciting debut film and a lesser second effort, Edward Burns' third outing strikes out. That's it. Dudsville.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for No Looking Back

What a good cast this movie has from Ed Burns and Lauren Holly. No Looking Back gives a realistic glimpse into an everday group of friends in a small sea side town in NJ.
January 26, 2008
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Mason Williams

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There isn't enough in the Ed Burns film canon. The jack of all trades brings his all to his acting roles. Unfortunately he writes his own stinker to muddle through and hiring Bon Jovi as a co-actor doesn't help particularly.
July 3, 2013
John Ballantine

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Good movie.
May 9, 2012
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