… [These assumptions:] the holding of liberal or humane values; the proviso that these must not be taken too far; the adoption of a tone which enables the writer to evade through humour [mean] the fundamental issues are balked. Every year the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) gives an acclaimed filmmaker the chance to screen his or her personal Top 10 favorite films. Anderson's film met with mixed reviews at the time and was not a commercial success.
The title comes from dialogue of a John Ford film. Malcolm McDowell produced a stage presentation now available on DVD about his experiences with Lindsay Anderson Never Apologize. He is most widely remembered for his 1968 film if.