Youth Without Youth (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Youth Without Youth (2007)



Critic Consensus: Although visually appealing, Coppola's latest film mixes too many genres with a very confusing plot.

Movie Info

A professor's life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years before WWII. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India.more
Rating: R (for some sexuality, nudity and a brief disturbing image)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Francis Ford Coppola
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2008
Box Office: $0.2M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Tim Roth
as Dominic
Alexandra Maria Lara
as Laura/Veronica/Rupin
Bruno Ganz
as Prof/ Stanciulescu
André Hennicke
as Josef Rudolf
Alexandra Pirici
as Woman in Room 6
Marcel Iures
as Prof. Giuseppe Tucci
Florin Piersic Jr.
as Dr. Gavrila
Zoltan Butuc
as Dr. Chirila
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Critic Reviews for Youth Without Youth

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (37)

Youth Without Youth smacks of vanity project from the first poetic moments to the last, and whose vanity lays a stronger claim to the big screen than Francis Ford Coppola's?

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic

Youth Without Youth is so beautiful, in fact, that it almost transcends the epic bunkum of Coppola's script. But almost doesn't count, even when it is uttered in ancient tongues.

Full Review… | February 7, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The suspicion that all this froth builds up towards nothing but some poetic imagery is inexorably realized and sours the magic of the second half of the film.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Finds the filmmaker admirably working without a safety net

Full Review… | August 27, 2009

Nem mesmo a bela fotografia e a impecável direção de arte conseguem salvar esta bagunça narrativa que, sob a desculpa de promover uma discussão metafísica, faz Coppola parecer um cineasta em início de carreira.

January 19, 2009
Cinema em Cena

Very much a film of this era, its director returning after a ten-year absence from the cinema with a peculiar little masterpiece about things unrecoverable in time.

Full Review… | December 27, 2008
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Youth Without Youth

Starts off well. I was very interested in the 70 year old man who caught fire and then began to grow younger as he healed. Fascinating.
But then it got confusing. And I got bored. Quickly.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

aw cool a new Tim Roth movee!

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer


A non cohesive and flawed experiment with some incredibly poignant moments, a haunting love story and a score to die for. Tim Roth is a very gifted and highly underrated actor, capable of transmiting sorrow and anxiety quite easily. I only wish Coppola had concentrated on structure and pace a little bit more.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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