Neverwas (2005)

A man seeks to unlock the mysteries of his family's tragic past in this drama. Zach Riley (Aaron Eckhart) is a psychiatrist who has resigned a prestigious position at a major university to take a job at the Millwood Clinic, a private… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2007
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Harvey

This is the kind of movie where a madwoman's outburst leads her to throw a mug that just happens to be filled with gold sparkles -- which can then be photographed cascading down on all the adorable loonies, in slow-motion.

Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Never has so much talent come to so little because of a screenplay that's so adrift and aimless. Eckhart plays a psychologist with enough personal psychoses to keep himself preoccupied for a lifetime.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...unlikely to find much of an audience outside of the film festival circuit.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

At a time when most films lack subtlety, it is rare to find one as delicate, wistful and tender as 'Neverwas.'

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Seems rather a waste to use name actors and then not have them actually do anything.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Writer/ director Joshua Michael Stern has crafted something more than a mess and something less than a film that hits home. Neverwas never does quite win us over.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Good actors are wasted, sets dominate storytelling, and it's all based on the most banal and artificial of children's tales. Avoid.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, William Hurt, Ken Roberts, Bill Bellamy, Michael Moriarty, Brittany Murphy, Jessica Lange, Alan Cumming, Nick Nolte… More
Cassandra Maples
I don't know where eabrownfield (reviewer) gets off telling people to "stay away" from Neverwas. This is a magical, and very touching story. An… More
Cynthia S.
I really enjoyed this movie. I got a little confused about what was happening from time to time, but I think in the end it all kind of came together for me. I… More
Curtis Lilly
Fun movie. I liked Ian Mckellen's hobo-castle.
jay nixon
A whole lot of talented people in a film that really never goes anywhere.
_kelly .King
I hate when a drama is structured like a thriller mystery, especially when it is so "oh, DOH! you didn't need to reiterate that AGAIN" as this… More