Never Apologize: A Personal Visit With Lindsay Anderson (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Essentially a stage production of Malcolm Macdowell musing over his departed friend, and brit director Lindsey Anderson. Macdowell makes for an engaging raconteur, but only for Anderson fans.

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A live documentary of Malcolm McDowell's celebration of Lindsay Anderson, their highs and lows, and their encounters with colleagues Alan Bates, Bette Davis, John Ford, John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Laurence Olivier, Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts.

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Critic Reviews for Never Apologize: A Personal Visit With Lindsay Anderson

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Whether it can justify a bigger release remains to be seen, though it's gossipy and amusing, and McDowell incidentally shows no strain in carrying such a long solo stage piece.

Sep 5, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Malcolm McDowell is thoroughly engaging in Never Apologize: A Personal Visit With Lindsay Anderson.

Aug 19, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

The film Never Apologize... doesn't sound like compelling viewing. But when the man on the stage is actor Malcolm McDowell and his subject is British filmmaker Lindsay Anderson, the viewing is entertaining and touching.

Aug 15, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

But the actor too earnestly prolongs readings from the director's diaries and letters, turning the experience into more of an undisciplined airing of bitchy candor.

Aug 14, 2008 | Rating: 3/6

McDowell's affectionate, mischievous impersonations and clips from Anderson's body of work make for an easy couple of hours.

Sep 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

An uncinematic form, perhaps, but of absorbing interest to cinema-lovers.

Sep 5, 2008 | Full Review…

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