• Released
  • September 15, 2010
  • (Limited 9/15)
  • R , 1 hr 43 min
  • Drama
  • 95 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Three friends, who grew up at a seemingly idyllic boarding school, face a haunting reality.

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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The melancholy attached to the impermanence of life and love suffuses this film, making it memorably haunting and hypnotic.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A beautifully mopey adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's much-praised novel.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Never Let Me Go is gorgeous. And depressing. It's exquisitely acted. And depressing. It's romantic, profound and superbly crafted, shot...
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70

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A film more moving than most but not as devastating as it should be.
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65

Movieline

Knightley has the least screen time of the three, and her Ruth never registers as much more than a self-serving menace.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Amazingly, Never Let Me Go could have been assembled from the Merchant-Ivory kit. It's stale with suppressed anguish.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Expertly acted, impeccably photographed, intelligently written, even intermittently touching, the film is also too parched and ponderous to...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
For its delicate tone, provocative themes, impeccable craftsmanship and superb performances-by Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

It's a very tony fantasy of class oppression and fascist medical exploitation (themes that may speak louder in England), but it's a...
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Just as its characters need a reason to live, Go needs a reason for audiences to watch. Neither find much satisfaction.
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Rated R | For sexuality and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Young people ponder sex, love, life in downer sci-fi drama.
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