Never Let Me Go

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Released 2010

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Director:
Mark Romanek
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Never Let Me Go follows Kathy (Carey Mulligan) who, while retracing her experiences attending a boarding school for special children, reconnects with her former classmates, Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield), in an effort to determine exactly what sets them apart from other people. Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's highly acclaimed novel, this sci-fi thriller from director Mark Romanek also stars Sally Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling and Andrea Riseborough.

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  • 90

    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.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is a moving and provocative film that initially unsettles, then disturbs and finally haunts you well into the night.

  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    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 beau...

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    social issues, steamy situations, light science fiction, sexual tension, pondering life