No Looking Back
No Looking Back (1998)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 17, 1999
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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)

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Michael Dequina

It is only natural that Burns would want to turn his attentions to something more serious. He should stick to comedy.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

After such an exciting debut film and a lesser second effort, Edward Burns' third outing strikes out. That's it. Dudsville.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Pretentious, phony melodrama about blue collar lovers

David Luty
Film Journal International

Despite its thinness, No Looking Back is a step forward for Burns. Let's hope he takes the title to heart.

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Clint Morris

A bummer of an effort Ed

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Explores the ways relationships can serve as spurs to personal growth and transfomation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Mason Williams
What a good cast this movie has from Ed Burns and Lauren Holly. No Looking Back gives a realistic glimpse into an everday group of friends in a small sea side… More
Leo L
Good movie.
John Ballantine
There isn't enough in the Ed Burns film canon. The jack of all trades brings his all to his acting roles. Unfortunately he writes his own stinker to muddle… More
Brendan Nicholls
typical ed burns slow turning story is well cast. enjoyable but not one for repeat viewings, love or hate this one