Youth in Revolt Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Miguel Arteta furnishes the film with fantasy sequences - such as one involving stop-motion miniature models - that are more contrived than inspired.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
September 17, 2012
An uneven story and crass comedy could leave viewers revolted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Michael Cera adopts a mischievous alter ego in an attempt to reunite with his dream girl in a familiarly peculiar story.
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
Playing on feelings and impulses that I'm sure we all relate to, a witty and playful portrait of teen love emerges out of a less exciting teen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 30, 2010
Nick Twisp is no Scott Pilgrim, but this is another witty ensemble comedy that successfully reinvigorates that most benighted of genres, the teen film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Story of "bad-boy" teen is funny, but also rough and raw.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Foster
August 17, 2010
Arteta's faithfulness to Payne's text, themes and visions never gel as a wholly satisfying film.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 25, 2010 engaging and faithful adaptation of Payne's admittedly superior novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 3, 2010
Michael Cera goes to the sweet-tempered high school persona well once (or twice) too often with, sigh, Nick Twisp, who lives in hormonal agony with his sex-obsessed divorced mother (Jean Smart) and her nasty boyfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 23, 2010
[Its] classic cinema shoutouts and gaggle of off-kilter characters feel like retreads.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2010
Deviates from the teen comedy norm and becomes something darker, edgier, and more unexpectedly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
Makes early claims for the best comedy of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Zingale
April 6, 2010
Cera's hilarious performance as a modern day Holden Caulfield makes Youth in Revolt a must-see for any fan of hipster comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
March 25, 2010
In an irreverent and adorable coming-to-maturity story, Michael Cera displays versatility in a dual role.
March 20, 2010
When Francois Dillinger is on screen, the movie comes alive...the rest of the time it's that post-Napoleon Dynamite sort of plodding study of eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 19, 2010
Michael Cera's act got old awful fast, didn't it?
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 12, 2010
I'm now officially done caring whether Michael Cera loses his virginity. So, it seems in this hit-and-miss comedy, is Cera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
February 28, 2010
Smug, dead-air-riddled adaptation of C.D. Payne's novel
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
February 19, 2010
The whole thing just seems as if it's trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Andrew Male
Empire Magazine
February 5, 2010
It's chaotic and episodic, but this is Cera's star turn. Superbad meets Fight Club? That'll do it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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