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Never Let Me Go [2010]

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Based on the Kazuo Ishiguro novel, alternate reality film about a medically advanced Britain in 1994: A woman (Carey Mulligan) recalls her childhood in an isolated boarding school with friends, growing up without parents, among an erratic boy (Andrew Garfield) and a manipulative girl (Keira Knightley). Upon leaving school, she learns that they live in a world where human clones provide donor organs, one by one, until they "complete" -- a euphemism for death. Also with Sally Hawkins, Charlotte Rampling and Natalie Richard. Directed by Mark Romanek. [1:43 - R]

 

DUELING CRITICS

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"This is such a meditative, delicate film. I heard some snuffling about me in the darkness....This is a good movie, from a masterful novel."

- Roger Ebert

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"The Remains of the Day meets Logan’s Run in this morose film adaptation of the overrated novel by Kazuo Ishiguro...an empty-headed abstraction this tale was from both page and frame one."

- Keith Uhlich



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CRITICAL CONSENSUS

Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Pam Grady | Boxoffice Magazine
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Noel Murray | Onion AV Club
Andrew O'Hehir | Salon.com
J. Hoberman | Village Voice
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Richard Corliss | Time
Peter Debruge | Variety
Mark Jenkins | NPR
David Medsker | Bullz-Eye.com
Lauren Flanagan | Film School Rejects
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Elizabeth Weitzman | New York Daily News
Eric Hynes | Movieline
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Wesley Morris | Boston Globe
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Stephen Farber | The Hollywood Reporter
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Manohla Dargis | The New York Times
Scott Bowles | USA Today
J.R. Jones | Chicago Reader
David Denby | The New Yorker
Keith Uhlich | Time Out New York






























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