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Sweet Bird of Youth Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Page and Newman are fantastic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine

April 8, 2008
Variety Staff
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It's a glossy, engrossing hunk of motion picture entertainment, slickly produced by Berman.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 8, 2008
Steve Crum

Strong cast (Newman, Page) in deeply dramatic Williams drama.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 22, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

There is no clearer face for the conflict and despondency of the decade of the sixties than Newman's magnificent bastards.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2006
Mark Bourne

When approaching 1962's Sweet Bird of Youth, go for the parts rather than the whole.... [T]he film is a long drive through swampy melodrama.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

May 7, 2006
Christopher Null

The film gets a little bogged down in minutiae and irrelevant side plots, but on the whole it's solid and searing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 6, 2006
Emanuel Levy

In 1962, the film was deemed audacious due to its handling of such taboo issues as drugs, abortion, and degeneracy, but it's a comromised work which deviates substantially from Tennessee Williams' play.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

April 28, 2006
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 9, 2006
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Newman and Page elevate Williams' melodramatic romance.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 10, 2006
Tom Milne
Time Out
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Brooks' direction seems a little too stolid for all the sleazy, flaming passions. These are, however, given full measure by an excellent cast.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Susan Granger

| Original Score: 5/5

December 21, 2005


Newman began his splendid career on stage and returned triumphantly to Broadway to star in Williams' play about a gigolo with acting ambitions who attaches himself to an aging movie star.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

All of Williams's Southern Gothic themes are intermingled here: violence, familial conflict, sexual neurosis, the mentality of the mob. Most of it comes across as overheated nonsense.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 8, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Offers little indication of what made the original play interesting (especially in Elia Kazan's stage production), despite the fact that Paul Newman and Geraldine Page are called on to reprise their original roles.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 8, 2008
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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This cynical, coruscating drama has a strong look of being contrived, and Mr. Brooks' happy ending for it is implausible and absurd.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 9, 2005
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