Never Goin' Back Reviews

August 10, 2018
Augustine Frizzell's debut forces us to spend nearly 90 minutes in the company of two unbearably dumb protagonists.
August 9, 2018
"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.
August 9, 2018
"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.
August 8, 2018
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.
August 8, 2018
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.
August 3, 2018
These two actresses have really lovely chemistry with each other.
August 3, 2018
It's breezy, benignly outrageous, equal parts grotty and sweet.
August 2, 2018
The movie has a ramshackle charm that's due entirely to its vivacious leads, whose mutual devotion and easy, unlabeled sexuality feels endearingly innocent.
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.
August 1, 2018
Shot with a crisp visual style loaded with inspired pop music, Never Goin' Back has all the polish of its studio-produced equivalents, but more believable angst than a dozen Seth Rogen joints.
August 1, 2018
Frizzell, making her feature directorial debut, is attuned to the giddy intimacies of female friendship, and Mitchell and Morrone are a charismatic pair.
August 1, 2018
Has something many comedies simply fail to care about: a spark-filled joie de vivre about the stupidity of youth that lifts it above many more cynically crass (and typically male) examples of the genre.
August 1, 2018
Frizzell, who's given her young actors a smart, acid-tongued screenplay to work with, is just as savvy a director, resisting the urge to freshen up the film's harsh environs with sepia-tones and sunlight.
March 13, 2018
A delightfully irresponsible - but also refreshingly generous - girls-gone-wild romp ...
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.
January 26, 2018
The kind of after-a-dorm-party movie that could easily find a cult following over the years.