Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 3, 2012
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

A fascinating portrait of a modern artist and activist trying to make a difference within China's repressive political system.

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Mary Abbe
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Affable and unpretentious, Ai comes across as a cagey operator whose candor is very appealing.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

To say Ai Weiwei is an interesting character is an understatement. He is an unconventional social activist and a thorn in the side of the authoritarian Chinese Communist Party.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The film's recurring theme is of an artist on a perpetual hunt for transparency, in his country and abroad.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's likely to change the way you think about art and politics and the state of China today.

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Brian Holcomb

Ai Weiwei is such a laid back, calm and yet mischievous spirit that the film takes on a whole different, almost joyous tone.

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John Anderson

A movie that somehow mixes apprehension for Ai with a feeling of warmth and, certainly, fun.

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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic

Using archival footage dating back to Ai's adventures in the New York art world in his 20s, Klayman traces his evolution as a creator and as an activist.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The film is about the power and limits of art.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
Captivating documentary about a social activist of the people. It reveals his forthright manner that dumbfounds most Chinese, and his comic moments of… More
John Ballantine
A great documentary on a true brave soul..someone willing to shake the cage of the Chinese system and enduring the detentions and questioning by continuing to… More
Greg S
Documentary about Ai Weiwei, a Chinese conceptual artist whose anti-establishment views (and specifically his quest to uncover the names of Sichuan earthquake… More
Robert Brogan
Never Sorry is not bad as a documentary, but it seems to be more about showcasing the persona of Ai Wei Wei than it is informative about his art or the issues.… More
Walter M.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" is an insightful, engaging and inspiring documentary about the activist and famed artist. That having been said, I am sure… More