Never Let Me Go

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Never Let Me Go
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2010
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama NEVER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Garfield, Andrew 1983-, Actor
Rampling, Charlotte 1946-, Actor
Knightley, Keira 1985-, Actor
Hawkins, Sally Actor
Mulligan, Carey 1985-, Actor
Ishiguro, Kazuo 1954-, Actor
Macdonald, Andrew 1966-, Producer
Reich, Allon Producer
Garland, Alex 1970-, Author of screenplay
Romanek, Mark Director
Fox Searchlight Pictures
DNA Films
FilmFour (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc


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Nov 24, 2014
  • kay_g_93 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A fantastic story that raises questions on ethics and love. Knightly, Mulligan and Garfield are great actors, but so are the children that portray their younger selves. Realizing that the movie was based on a novel I think that explains some moments which felt rushed and not fully explained, but otherwise a good watch.

Aug 02, 2014
  • SmileSimplify rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The main plot was interesting enough, though the premise behind it is depressing, to say the least. The film's pace is plodding. (It'll possibly lull an insomniac to sleep.)

What I found irritating is the characters' acceptance/resignation to their fate... to their designated role in society. Perhaps, in the book they had more depth.. more spirit. In the film, they were timid.

Dec 31, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.


Dec 10, 2013
  • JCLHelenH rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Here's a rather depressing film about how horrid people can be to one another. Both in personal relationships and society at large.

Dec 06, 2013
  • miss_moneypenny rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

It's hard to say how I would feel about this if I didn't read and love the book first. Compared to the book, I thought the movie was absolutely awful. The characters were so one-dimensional, and most of the mystery and suspense got sucked right out of the plot.

Aug 21, 2013
  • booklover717 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I've just finished the book and was profoundly moved by it, so wondered how it would transfer to the screen. In my opinion it doesn't.

The book's slowly growing sense of claustrophobia and helplessness as the reader slowly realizes what is in store for these children, and the passive way they accept their fate does not come across in this film. Perhaps in other hands, maybe, but not this one.

My advice is read the book, skip the film.

Never Let Me Go is an intriguing movie based of the book by Kazuo Ishiguro. I found the story to be very sad even morbid but also very compelling. It’s quite different to anything I’ve ever watched, it’s about these three friends who are tragically born to lead short lives, the love triangle that forms between them and their realization of the haunting reality that awaits them. I think the title Never Let Me Go fits perfectly because in the film especially towards the end you get a sense of desperation and longingness from the characters to be close to each other and to feel alive.

I so badly wanted to like this movie. The trailer had looked interesting, I had heard many great things about the book and it had well-known actors such as Keira Knightly who’s popular for her role in Pride and Prejudice and Pirates of the Caribbean, Carey Mulligan who most recently starred in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Andrew Garfield who got great reviews from his performance in The Amazing Spiderman. Despite all that I can’t say I liked the movie, however I don’t regret watching it. The movie was beautifully done and the actors did it stellar job. Although I found it to be to be slow paced and dull at times it kept you intrigued wondering what was going on, what was going to happen next and how it was going to end. I would recommend this movie more for adults or individuals who love a movie that makes you think, reflect and wonder on subjects such as love, life and ethics.

Jul 19, 2013
  • ceemarie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Gorgeous cinematography. A dark yet beautiful film.

Too much sex for children to watch this DVD! Very slow moving! Not much action! Semi-strong characters! It shows the selfishness & self-centered personality characteristics of humans in many areas. Society treats these human clones like animals to be used. They were thought of as not human so society could treat them with subtle disrespect. Very little appreciation was given to them. It gives you incite how animals feel when they are treated badly by humans. Whether you like it or not depends on your taste of movies. If you like lots of acton, you won't like it.

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Aug 02, 2014
  • SmileSimplify rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

SmileSimplify thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

CoastalCruiser thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Mar 30, 2011
  • imaginethat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

imaginethat thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: deals with death

Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: sexual engagement of young adults

Mar 30, 2011
  • imaginethat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Apr 02, 2013
  • CoastalCruiser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Rather boring. Sexual sense.


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