Never Goin' Back


Never Goin' Back

Critics Consensus

Never Goin' Back benefits from the chemistry between leads Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone, whose easy rapport lifts a coming-of-age story with uncommon insight.



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Never Goin' Back is a fresh and funny look at female friendship, following Angela (Maia Mitchell) and Jessie (Camila Morrone), who dream of escaping their waitressing jobs at a low-rent Texas diner, even if it's only to Galveston. Taking place over just a few days, the film follows their hilarious and unpredictable misadventures on the streets of suburban Dallas as they attempt increasingly madcap and wild schemes to try and raise some cash.

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Critic Reviews for Never Goin' Back

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  • Augustine Frizzell's debut forces us to spend nearly 90 minutes in the company of two unbearably dumb protagonists.

    Aug 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "Never Goin' Back" is happily silly and low-down and willing to indulge in gross humor, while presenting a story about friendship and about the consequences of growing up with no money or prospects.

    Aug 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • "Never Goin' Back" owes much of its watchability to the actresses' natural chemistry. Together, they paint a portrait of adolescent friendship so vibrant that it makes up for much of the movie's structural flaws.

    Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Anchored by a pair of effervescent and authentically lived-in performances from Mitchell and Morrone, "Never Goin' Back" is a sweaty, silly summer adventure, and a sincere shout-out to the power of best friendship.

    Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A rude, crude, rambling, raucous, sometimes quite gross and often very funny and endearing slice of lives we don't often see portrayed on the big screen.

    Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • These two actresses have really lovely chemistry with each other.

    Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Never Goin' Back

  • Dec 10, 2018
    At two different points in the movie Maia Mitchell's character Angie says things like, "I would kidnap you and take you to Mexico before I let you go to Arkansas, dude!" and then when talking about sad places that should replace screensavers of exotic locations the first thing that pops into her head is Wal*Mart. What does the girl have against Arkansas? I live in Arkansas. Angie's hate for the Natural State has nothing to do with my rating though; that would have more to do with the fact a character holding out on taking a shit is a major plot device.
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