Never Goin' Back Reviews

November 27, 2018
Never gets enough above its genre conventions to find a way into heart or head.
August 27, 2018
That you have no trouble believing the characters' actions may say something about the actresses' abilities. Neither, however, do you care.
August 10, 2018
Never Goin' Back is a breezy eighty-six minutes of absurd hijinks, but it is failed by a lackluster script that doesn't quite have the jokes on the page.
August 10, 2018
Augustine Frizzell's debut forces us to spend nearly 90 minutes in the company of two unbearably dumb protagonists.
August 10, 2018
[I]n the end, it seems that the filmmaker lands on the protagonists' side, whether they actually learn anything or not.
August 9, 2018
Never Goin' Back is a version of The Florida Project that wildly misses the mark
August 8, 2018
Unremittingly raunchy and sporadically funny but also, deep down, kind of depressing.
August 3, 2018
... manages some inspired moments of lunacy, and might have worked if it was consistently fresher or funnier, or if the audience could muster a shred of sympathy for its characters.
August 3, 2018
A dumb, aimless film about dumb, aimless characters. A tedious, witless and vapid bore. It makes Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle look like a masterpiece.
August 2, 2018
The two leads have chemistry and a rebellious sort of charisma. Too bad they're given such wheezy clichés to work with.
July 31, 2018
In her debut feature, writer-director Augustine Frizzel crafts a girl buddy movie with far too many male characters.
June 6, 2018
Despite the socio-economic backdrop, and the trap heavy soundtrack that places the film within the current cultural moment, Frizzell's film can't help but feel dated, overly reliant on cliched comedic concepts and scatological set-pieces.
March 9, 2018
You can expect the same defecation and drug humor that crud up comedies of this ilk. Its vacuity is intentional, and maybe we could use more movies of the women-behaving-badly variety. But there's a real danger in perpetuating this type of teenage girl.
January 30, 2018
This is one of those films that, if shown overseas, could potentially make people think that the U.S. is going down the tubes even faster than imagined. Everyone in it - adolescents and grown-ups, too - is beyond stupid and content to remain that way.