Sundance Selects | Release Date: July 27, 2012
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RobertBroganSep 27, 2015
Never Sorry is not bad as a documentary, but it seems to be more about showcasing the persona of Ai Wei Wei than it is informative about his art or the issues. If you have heard about this man in the news and want to know more about theNever Sorry is not bad as a documentary, but it seems to be more about showcasing the persona of Ai Wei Wei than it is informative about his art or the issues. If you have heard about this man in the news and want to know more about the controversy, then this is an interesting view, though I would not say it is compelling. Fans of the reality TV style of documentary should enjoy it. Expand
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BestponyJan 1, 2013
It's a pretty standard documentary that gives you all the necessary information about Weiwei's past, why he's important, what his methods are, how he functions in China, and so on. But that's all you get here: facts, explanations and theIt's a pretty standard documentary that gives you all the necessary information about Weiwei's past, why he's important, what his methods are, how he functions in China, and so on. But that's all you get here: facts, explanations and the artist's inscrutable, bearded face. At one point we learn that even though Weiwei is married, he has a son with another woman. "It happens," he explains reluctantly. We never get to hear the women talk about that. The film always maintains a respectful distance from its subject, and while it tells a story that absolutely had to be told, this neutral style makes the experience much less engaging than it could have been. Expand
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lasttimeisawNov 20, 2012
Ai Weiwei is an internationally acclaimed Chinese artist-activist who is provocatively condemning his motherland government for grave social underbellies (in light of an unbalanced economy acceleration) as corruption nonfeasance andAi Weiwei is an internationally acclaimed Chinese artist-activist who is provocatively condemning his motherland government for grave social underbellies (in light of an unbalanced economy acceleration) as corruption nonfeasance and misfeasance among officials, systematic injustice, moral languor and freedom repression (a focal point is the aftermath of Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, whose casualties are over 80,000, among which are many children stayed inside shoddily-built school buildings) and valiantly spearheading (not the least in the artist field) a new wave of self-awakening among his fellow compatriots, which has promptly wrought government Collapse
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