Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Carey Mulligan (An Education), Keira Knightley (Atonement) and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) star in this sci-fi drama, an adaptation of the highly acclaimed Kazuo Ishiguro novel.

Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school - this is a world and time that feel familiar, but is not like anything we know. As they grow into young adults, they find themselves coming to terms with the love they feel for each other, while preparing for the haunting reality that awaits them.

2010Rating: M, contains sex scenes103 minsUK, USA
AdaptationDramaThriller

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Never Let Me Go / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Never Let Me Go is that rare find, a fragile little four-leaf clover of a movie that's emotionally devastating, yet all too easily trampled by cynics.

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Total Film

Total Film

Blade Runner goes to boarding school…

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Alas, what's missing is the spark of life, the jolt of the unexpected - something beyond tears - to puncture the falseness of a film world, which, by its insistence on its own beauty, obscures the tragedy that the three characters, by their nature, cannot express.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This intensely English adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is too tasteful to be scary and too contrived to be tragic

WARNING: Contains spoilers

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a good movie, from a masterful novel.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Suffused in desolate sadness, Never Let Me Go is a disquieting journey through the bleak midwinter of the human soul.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Expertly acted, impeccably photographed, intelligently written, even intermittently touching, the film is also too parched and ponderous to connect with a large audience.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A beautifully realised adaptation of a profoundly affecting novel. Intelligent sci-fi provides the backdrop, while in the foreground is a trio of truly impressive performances from Mulligan, Knightley and Garfield.

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