Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Synopsis
Alison Klayman documents the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

81
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Alison Klayman's documentary is one of the most engagingly powerful movies of the year almost completely on the strength of Ai's rumpled...
Full Review
100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has achieved a prominence that makes him, in effect, the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of the Twitter...
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Ai Weiwei comes off as a man on a singular mission: to record the life around him before it is erased or distorted by a repressive...
Full Review
85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Ai is a great movie subject for many reasons, but one is that he understands the power of appearing larger than life on the silver screen.
Full Review
80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
His is a special kind of courage, and it impels him to act with special agility in a brave new world of his own making, where little tweets...
Full Review
75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The only artwork by Ai that Klayman's film dwells on at any length -- aside from the iconic "bird's nest" stadium he helped design for the...
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

Klayman has already shown us Ai challenging the authorities on various fronts, most grippingly in a confrontation with the Chengdu police...
Full Review
75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The best artists - the ones whose work endures and matters and changes the world - are often troublemakers who challenge the status quo....
Full Review
75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Ai is his country's most celebrated avant-garde artist - he's had shows around the world, including in New York, where he lived as a...
Full Review
60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Alison Klayman's chronicle of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is so straightforward that one can't help wishing the subject would...
Full Review

Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry

By lbsaa
An absorbing documentary on China using Ai WeiWei, a prominent Chinese artist, as the means to investigate the government's antidemocratic, inhuman treatment of its citizens. Ai WeiWei, at the...

A MARVELOUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT AN ARTIST WHOSE LIFE IS A CONSTANT FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. THIS IS A FILM ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE MISSION TRANSCENDS HIS PROFESSION.

By Peneflix
Tuesday July 31st, Gore Vidal, one of the world's most prolific and at times, most controversial writers, died at the age of eighty-six; his iconic quotes have been bantered in newspapers, talk shows...

Stupid

By kookypenfreak
The worst...

Great Film

By kendraspeed
...

More Info

Rated R | For Some Language