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Writer-director-actor Edward Burns (The Brothers McMullen, She's the One) looks at small-town ex-lovers in this low-key, blue-collar drama with atmospheric, muted-color cinematography by Emmy-winner Frank Prinzi (Northern Exposure). To the tune of Sheryl Crow's "Home", Charlie (Burns) returns to his quiet seaboard hometown to win back his ex-girlfriend Claudia (Lauren Holly), whom he abandoned three years earlier. He quickly learns that she's now engaged to Michael (Jon Bon Jovi), his best buddy since elementary school. Claudia has a dull job as a waitress at a slow-paced… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"A minor moody character study, Burns' third film is a misguided foray into the woman's picture, only partially evoking the dead-end-small-town life of a working-class waitress (Lauren Holly, Burns' girlfriend)"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It is only natural that Burns would want to turn his attentions to something more serious. He should stick to comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"After such an exciting debut film and a lesser second effort, Edward Burns' third outing strikes out. That's it. Dudsville."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"Pretentious, phony melodrama about blue collar lovers"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Despite its thinness, No Looking Back is a step forward for Burns. Let's hope he takes the title to heart."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"A bummer of an effort Ed"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Explores the ways relationships can serve as spurs to personal growth and transfomation."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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