• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jason Reitman
    In Theaters:
    Dec 16, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 13, 2012
  • Paramount Studios


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Young Adult Reviews

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

A mouthwateringly sour anti-romantic comedy directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody...

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

February 3, 2012
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Always painful to watch, Young Adult has all the charm and purpose of a confused teenager.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2012
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Every successful film-maker has one flop in him, and Young Adult is Jason Reitman's.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The film is well directed and acted but even though it's about little things making people happy, it lacks the kind of current that would make a glider soar.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2012
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

In showing Mavis a warmth and kindness she really doesn't deserve, the heroic misfit personifies the story's underlying moral message and adds emotional depth to an otherwise slight affair.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

From the Juno team of screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman comes this likable but odd - seriously odd - character portrait.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Cody delivers a stinging repudiation of that sentimental piety that is also Hollywood's biggest and most fatuous lie: that home is always best, and monochrome Kansas is better than dazzling, multi-colour Oz.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012

As coming-of-age stories go, Reitman and Cody's Young Adult is a stone-cold sobering one of sheer brilliance, packed with ironic laughs and painful honesty and observations.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

Directed by Jason Reitman, this is original, bracing and darkly comic with a strong performance from Theron but it's not as funny or psychologically probing as it should be and there's no escaping the fact Mavis is pretty grim company.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2012
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Mavis is not entirely irredeemable. Perfectly balancing credibility and mental instability, Theron gives her surprising depth.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2012
Matthew Turner

Sharply directed and superbly written, this is a hugely enjoyable and refreshingly unpredictable black comedy with a terrific central performance from Charlize Theron.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2012
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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There is a raw honesty here rare in movies, and it's very funny too - excruciating at times.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

January 31, 2012
Anton Bitel

a cruelly funny portrait of the scars, both physical and psychological, left by high school experience

Full Review Source: MovieScope

January 30, 2012
Neil Smith
Total Film

Theron gives a fearless performance in a dark comedy of no manners that's as acerbic and mordant as Juno was warm and embracing.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

January 30, 2012
Siobhan Synnot

Cody has a great eye and ear for the way women like Mavis can pep-talk themselves out of their depth, and she's shrewd about the chasm between her character's worldly exterior and emotionally immature heart.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2012
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Smart, honest, sickeningly funny and supremely well judged in the writing, direction and acting.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

January 29, 2012
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Director Jason Reitman's films are a breath of fresh air in a world packed with stale sitcom plots, over-amped action movies, vegan vampires and worshiped wizard fantasies.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 27, 2012
Philip Concannon
The Skinny

Theron never appeals for audience sympathy as this awesomely self-absorbed character, delivering a performance rich in telling observations and flawless comic timing.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Diablo Cody continues to exorcise adolescent demons and Charlize Theron delivers her best performance in years.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 19, 2012
Neil Pond
American Profile

Like the rollers inside the old cassette tape that Mavis plays over and over in her dilapidated car, her own wheels are likewise spinning round and round but getting her nowhere, to the same old, endlessly looping song.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 19, 2012
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