Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 2010
Fresh69%
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Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield star in this poignant and powerful film as best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school. When they learn the shocking truth about themselves – that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors – they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love in this intriguing exploration of hope and humanity.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh69%
Critics Consensus: With Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek has delivered a graceful adaptation that captures the spirit of the Ishiguro novel -- which will be precisely the problem for some viewers.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Paul Byrnes
Fresh

Real men will see this and weep, as I did. It is one of the most moving and profound films in a lo...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Matt Bochenski
Fresh

Deeply moving.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston
Rotten

Pretty, empty, and immediately forgettable.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

The film withholds the explicit fear and passion that another kind of treatment might have aimed f...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Young people ponder sex, love, life in downer sci-fi drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this romantic drama with sci-fi elements (which is based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro) is probably too offbeat to appeal to most teens, and its premise -- (possible spoiler alert) that the young people it follows have been specially bred to provide "spare parts" for "real" people -- is quite unsettling. As the main characters grow from preteens to teens to twentysomethings, they talk and think a great deal about love and sex (there's some partial female nudity) before finally experiencing these things first hand ... and then things get even more complicated. There's very little language or violence, but the overall tone is sinister and depressing.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Sci-Fi
  • Release Date:September 15, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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