Deborah Young Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Deborah Young

Deborah Young
Deborah Young's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Comment Magazine, Hollywood Reporter, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet A Prominent Patient (Masaryk) (2016) One would think there was ample material for a fascinating pre-war thriller, or at least a new historical take on the period, but the screenplay is missing a lot of pieces and the humdrum staging looks numbingly like jazzed-up Euro TV fare.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
83% Mary Kom (2014) It's a tribute to Chopra's own grit as an actress that she overcomes trashy set-ups land, punch after punch, fills the screen with real emotion.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
No Score Yet Orduckly (Ordakli) (2018) A grimly poignant look at childhood.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
No Score Yet Dressage (2018) An absorbing moral tale pits one girl against society.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Garbage (2018) To non-Indians, many of the scenes will simply read as high-octane genre fare, but there is a serious target here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
80% Ramen Shop (Ramen teh) (2018) It is saved by its underlying theme of forgiveness and reconciliation between long-estranged family members, for whom the cruel memory of the Japanese invasion and occupation of Singapore during World War 2 is still alive.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
No Score Yet Mug (Twarz) (2018) This study in weathering adversity and adjusting to what life hands you makes some worthy points about human and institutional callousness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
50% Touch Me Not (2018) A relentlessly immersive tour de force.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
88% Museum (Museo) (2018) A cinematically exciting meeting point of the grandiose, the suspenseful and the pathetic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
No Score Yet Yocho 'Foreboding' (2017) One can understand young Japanese audiences relating to Kurosawa's casual mixing of retro, tongue-in-cheek sci fi with a bit of coy sociology about how the traditional concepts of family and love are in the process of disappearing in contemporary society.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
60% Pig (The Pig) (2018) Although it seems almost buried in the colorful shenanigans, Pig's political message is there, and this is what the film will be chiefly remembered for.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
No Score Yet Jibril (2018) The thrills and illusions of love are first celebrated, then painfully exposed, in Jibril, Henrika Kull's thought-provoking tale centered around a dynamic, life-embracing Arab woman living in Germany.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet Virus Tropical (2017) This light reflection on growing up in a close-knit family of three sisters has a sensibility earmarked for teenagers, and should particularly connect to girls.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
92% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Anyone who has ever taken an acting class and witnessed the psychodramas brewed there will relate to this bubbling kettle of raw, unleashed emotions stirred up in shifting power grabs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
80% Dovlatov (2018) An evocative portrait of a stagnant era.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
100% Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia) (2018) Engrossing acting rescues an uneven story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
100% Grass (2018) The choice to shoot in unspectacular black and white and in uninterrupted long takes (par for Hong's course) brands it as mainly for the fan club, whose ranks seem to grow with every new addition.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
No Score Yet River's Edge (Ribazu ejji) (2018) The strength of the film is less on the action than the fully embodied characters ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) Keeping a step ahead of melodrama is a convincing cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017) The touching real-life tale of a Turkish sergeant who saves a small Korean girl becomes long, heart-tugging fiction in Ayla: The Daughter of War, directed by Can Ulkay.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
No Score Yet Naples in Veils (Napoli velata) (2017) The sensual photography, music and locations are so entrancing ... they help the viewer to overlook the weak storyline, which prefers psychological ambiguity to solid police work.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
No Score Yet Barefoot (Po strnisti bos) (2017) An able touch of sardonic East European humor keeps things smart and light, even if real drama is notable by its absence.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
No Score Yet Never Leave Me (2017) These timely tales of traumatized kids have a hard time crystallizing into a full-fledged drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
No Score Yet 69 Minutes of 86 Days (2017) [69 Minutes] is one of the works that most strongly brings home the physical and mental hardships of immigration - even if Larsen doesn't show the perilous sea voyage that preceded the first shot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet Naila and the Uprising (2017) It's a painful story, but also an illuminating one that is well worth watching.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
No Score Yet Shock and Awe (2017) The message tends to melt into a paint-by-numbers screenplay that pushes too many genre buttons to be thoroughly exciting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
82% In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) (2018) Though the story is fictional, the imagery is grounded in a powerful documentary reality. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
No Score Yet Kiss Me Not (Balash Tbousny) (2018) Its comedy is too broad and local for most art house audiences to digest.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
60% Monsoon Shootout (2013) A cunningly intricate first film from India, Monsoon Shootout combines the best of two worlds - a ferocious Mumbai cops and gangsters drama, and a satisfyingly arty plot that turns in on itself.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
No Score Yet Chauranga (2015) Both young actors are naturals horsing around on camera. Chaterjee, a pro who has worked in British films like Brick Lane, cuts a figure as the saucy but resourceful mother.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
No Score Yet Breath (Nafas) (2016) An insightful woman director's POV is a welcome plus, along with an astonishing performance by first-timer Sareh Nour Mousavi in the emotion-packed main role of the motherless Bahar.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
No Score Yet Yeva (2017) Audiences with an interest in Armenia and a working knowledge of the region will find more to love than others in the stirring locations and self-sacrificing characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
90% Newton (2017) Both exasperating and endearing in the title role, Rao again shows he is a chameleon actor whose gift for poker-faced comedy revs up the figure of a rigid young civil servant.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
No Score Yet Omertà (2017) It's a gripping thriller about a brilliant career assassin, but leaves the audience no more enlightened about the protagonist's motives than a TV newscast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
No Score Yet Crater (Il Cratere) (2017) Technically impressive filmmaking, but patience is required.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
No Score Yet McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) Eben Bolter's almost expressionist lighting gives the red-chair interviews a theatrical warmth. The editing, like the acting, is impressively off-handed in the recreated scenes, which flip by like quickly turned pages in a book of memories.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
No Score Yet Taksim Hold'em (2017) The format is classic, the scripting smooth and fast-paced and the characters easy to identify with.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
No Score Yet Aqérat (2017) Tragedy lost in artiness.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
No Score Yet Tremble All You Want (Katte ni furuetero) (2017) Well-made and amusing if overlong at two hours ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
No Score Yet Sveta (2017) A tough, unsettling film that leaves the audience speechless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
No Score Yet Forget About Nick (2017) A mild-mannered update on 'The First Wives Club.'‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Looming Storm (2017) Though far too long at nearly two hours, its stylish look lends it a certain fascination while the story heralds a new filmmaker ready to tackle sensitive issues.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
42% Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) (2017) Characters come and go quickly, leaving a feeling that there is too much compression of the multi-episode story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
No Score Yet Prakasan (2017) This Malayalam comedy with a message becomes heartfelt and endearing thanks to a vivid turn by upcoming actor Dinesh Prabhakar, who is also credited as exec producer and casting director.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
No Score Yet Pushkar Puran (2017) A unique documentary that is at once atmospheric, gripping and communicative.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
No Score Yet Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema (2017) Lively, upbeat and entertaining.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
No Score Yet The Journey (2017) Rather than head the story into straight thriller territory, Al-Daradji and co-screenwriter Isabelle Stead opt for a more philosophical, humanistic turn.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet Ga'agua (2017) Gabizon daringly explores this premise as an ironic, gently melancholic black comedy, whose twists and turns build to a sobering climax.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Hungry (2017) Pass the steak sauce, please.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
85% Ava (2018) The ending is left deliberately, unsatisfyingly ambiguous, but whatever her fate may be, in or out of the system, it doesn't matter that much to the viewer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017