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Young Adam Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... a sepia-toned dirge of a film, pointedly sluggish and crabbed
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 16, 2004
I was much impressed with this superbly performed and tightly scripted noirish period drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 8, 2004
Where it's disturbing is in McGregor's challenging, defiant performance...
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
June 25, 2004
A movie that delights in creating atmosphere at the expense of dialogue, and its effectiveness is testament to the genius of the performances.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 25, 2004
Young Adam" is a study in contrasts. It's a movie full of explicit sex scenes and almost no passion, and it's a beautiful-looking film with a very ugly soul at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 10, 2004
A bleak, static portrait of stilted, stunted lives.
| Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
June 8, 2004
A brooding, smoldering study of sexual intensity grittily realized by McGregor, Swinton, and Mullan who slip, almost unnoticed, into these roles and make them their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 4, 2004
A brave film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 31, 2004
Naked bodies and raw emotions rub against each other with equally sad results...
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 28, 2004
Young Adam haunts like a loyalty betrayed or a secret never revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 28, 2004
Decent psychodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 28, 2004
The narrative, with its provocative flashbacks, is just interesting enough to propel the movie forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 28, 2004
Fascinating.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
May 22, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 21, 2004
A hypnotic mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 21, 2004
Grimly arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 21, 2004
Grittily interesting.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 18, 2004
Joe's drifting is less a matter of destiny, just desserts, or even will, than it is random, a series of accidents that might just as easily have gone another way.
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
J. Robert Parks
Looking Closer
December 27, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 14, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 24, 2004

Film4
August 28, 2003
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
August 28, 2003
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