Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go (2010)

"Never Let Me Go" is a poignant love story, adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's bestselling, Booker Prize short listed novel of the same name. Kathy, Tommy and Ruth live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but they are… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek has delivered a graceful adaptation that captures the spirit of the Ishiguro novel -- which will be precisely the problem for some viewers.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Pretty, empty, and immediately forgettable.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Never Let Me Go, director Mark Romanek's introspective adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel, is a work of subtle beauty -- a melancholy meditation on the finality of life and the choices we make as our time shortens.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

Emotionally stunted at times, Never Let Me Go gets lost in its own melancholy and fails to live up to its potential.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Never Let Me Go is gorgeous. And depressing. It's exquisitely acted. And depressing. It's romantic, profound and superbly crafted, shot with the self-contained radiance of a snow globe. And it's depressing.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Never Let Me Go is strangely moving and mournful, but I wish more had been made of the beauty these people are relinquishing, if only as a counterweight to all that artful drear.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a beautifully acted and heartbreaking story of young love, but it opens up more thoughts that just from that angle of storytelling

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Oddly cold and detached, as if director Mark Romanek and screenwriter Alex Garland couldn't decide precisely how to interpret Kazuo Ishiguro's popular novel and so they just laid it out flat. And flat it feels.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The emotional impact creeps up on the reader only gradually. Then, bam, it hits forcefully, memorably, and, yes, never lets us go.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Melancholy, poignant and chilling

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Excellent acting takes you on a journey into a world that could easily be . . dark, haunting, and very heartbreaking story of coming to age knowing what will be… More
Candy Rose
Great cast. Three friends grow up in an institute where they are future organ donors. Similar story to the island.
Apeneck Fletcher
A sad tone poem about the lives of clones developed purely to harvest their body parts. Can't say more than that, can one? But I'll try. Good… More
Jason Robinson
Not quite as haunting as the book, but it comes close. Love Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield in just about everything they do.
Wildaly M
I can understand that the message the film gives is pretty awesome. However, I couldn't really connect with the movie as much as I wanted to. I felt most… More
Jim Hunter
A group of boarding house schoolmates learns that they're being harvested for their organs. If this film is a love triangle story, it fails because neither… More

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