Never Let Me Go - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Never Let Me Go Reviews

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 25, 2011
A sobering film
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 20, 2011
Never Let Me Go is a beautiful and satisfyingly melancholic story of mortality, destiny, love and loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 19, 2011
Poderia ser perfeitamente descrito como uma combinação curiosa entre Vestígios do Dia e o clássico 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Glasby
March 15, 2011
A film that wants to cry, but can't remember how.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 9, 2011
Director Mark Romanek and cinematographer Adam Kimmel employ a nostalgic and otherworldly visual sensibility to evoke the golden years of innocence and ignorance.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]
February 23, 2011
Despite the grinding bleakness, it's a tremendous film.
February 14, 2011
Romanek deploys an elegant, deceptively simple visual style here which helps keep the subtle performances front and centre. The end result is a low-key sci-fi film that's strange and sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
February 14, 2011
Daft and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anne Wollenberg
SFX Magazine
February 11, 2011
Achingly sad at times, with outstanding performances, it avoids tedious dissection of the issues it raises, making for a careful, delicate meditation on the value and fleeting nature of time and human life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 10, 2011
The piece comes across as uneventful, devoid of tension and disappointingly superficial in its view of a parallel dystopia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
It is a film almost unremittingly hopeless in its cruel finality, packing a crucial emotional punch, ending with a chilling monologue that reminds us of the tale's universality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
February 10, 2011
Deeply moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
February 10, 2011
While the film has powerful individual scenes and the performances of Mulligan and Garfield convey the anguish of their plight, the work as a whole remains curiously uninvolving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 9, 2011
I am told by Ishiguro fans that only stone-hearted people fail to weep at the tale's outcome on the page. The film, by its form's nature, puts too much reality before us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
February 9, 2011
Pretty, empty, and immediately forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 9, 2011
Understated, ethereal British elegance in its style and cinematography ... churlish and unforgiving in love and life, and one of the most discreetly disturbing films you will see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
February 9, 2011
A compelling film which lingers in the memory after viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
February 9, 2011
Pragmatic and bound by grim duty drilled into her and her friends, Mulligan's Kathy is a masterclass in contained sadness and nothing less than remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 7, 2011
Why the hell is this film not on the awards shortlists? Were voters THAT turned off when the cast turned up bongoed on Moet on Film 2010? Or did they just need to make sure there was room on the best actress roster for Annette Ruddy Bening?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
February 7, 2011
A beautifully realised adaptation of a profoundly affecting novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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