Director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) and writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later) team up to adapt Remains of the Day author Kazuo Ishiguro's introspective sci-fi novel about a group of unsuspecting boar... read more
Directed by: Mark Romanek
Release Date: September 15, 2010
DVD Release Date: September 21, 2010
Stats: 3,593 reviews
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May 14, 2011
Excellent acting takes you on a journey into a world that could easily be . . dark, haunting, and very heartbreaking story of coming to age knowing what will be at the end of the journey . .completion . .
December 14, 2012
"Never Let Me Go" is only about 115 minutes long, but it seems to go on forever. I had to let it go. It was so unbearably languid that I had to shut the DVD off after 80 minutes. I can only bear so much languor and poor editing.
Music-video director Mark Romanek ("One-Hour Pho...
June 24, 2012
Touching, heartbreaking but also oddly cold work from Mark Romanek who is better known from his masterful music videos.
Romanek certainly knows how to make film look gorgeous, but i am not sure he completely accomplishes on delivering the emotional impact of the story. Somehow t...
February 8, 2012
Beautiful, deep, and fantastic! Another great film from Mark Romanek whose directing skills show the bleak world from the perspective of the "donors". The emotions are consistently in a downward spiral and churns your stomach sometimes.
November 13, 2011
Sci-fi has always been good at taking a premise and running with it. In the case of Never Let Me Go, we are asked to believe in a certain event - and if we believe, then everything else that follows is also believable. As is often the case with Sci-fi as well, the premise allow...
September 6, 2011
It's an intriguing exploration of hope and humanity as I totally understood the whole story of this drama-sci-fi film.
On film, Kazuo Ishiguro's agonising existential allegory - in which three friends (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley) grow up in a quietly horrif...
August 31, 2011
Interesting argument, bad execution*.
What defines the soul? What distinguishes human beings from machines? Isnīt the emotional field, the capacity to have emotions? Can a machine be so perfect to the point it can develop any human characteristic like envy, ...
August 29, 2011
Really good, but unbelievably depressing and rather slow. I kept hoping for a happy ending...but alas there was none. I kept asking myself one question, however. Why can't they just run away? hmmmmm...
August 13, 2011
A very melancholic and depressing film adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's dystopian sci-fi novel. A poignant, achingly sad story that moves carefully and with intense performances, avoiding any easy preaching and providing a delicate meditation on time and the transience of life.
August 6, 2011fb634552688
Depressing and thought-provoking.
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