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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 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
63% 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
100% 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
20% 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
80% Ava (2017) 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
83% Gutland (2017) It fascinatingly blurs the line between fantasy and reality, from the eerie intro all the way through to a surprise finale that raises goosebumps.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
44% Downrange (2017) A bloody one-note horror film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
No Score Yet The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) Though the basic plot about a despised underdog who, against overwhelming odds, grits his teeth and trains for the big match could hardly be less clichéd, its cinematic level of invention makes sure that much more is going on.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
No Score Yet Rainbow: A Private Affair (Una questione privata) (2017) At once a summing-up of the Tavianis' filmmaking and an affirmation of their unshaken belief that human life is an uneasy compromise between the private and political spheres.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
54% Manhunt (2017) It's the kind of cartoonish film where, no matter what the odds and how many bullets are flying at our heroes, they never get seriously injured. Everyone else dies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% Waru (2017) A fascinating glimpse into New Zealand's contemporary Maori community, Waru brings a sense of dramatic, urgent realism to a story that plays out like a suspenseful mystery.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me (2017) Consistently describes an ambitious talent always reaching for the top, but also a man plagued by insecurity, who remained sadly unsure of his own value.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
31% Mary Shelley (2017) A passionate film about a woman's ideas.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Its non-stop feminist message can get a little heavy-handed at times, but the story pushes all the right buttons for women viewers and hopefully for a good number of little boys, too.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
94% Stronger (2017) Solid, straightforward and touching.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
No Score Yet Outrage Coda (2017) The sophisticated tech work feels a bit sad and empty ... reflecting the spirit of the story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
60% On Chesil Beach (2018) Holds the viewer in its genteel grip from start to almost finish.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
22% Loving Pablo (2017) Like flipping through the pages of a pulpy best-seller, watching Loving Pablo has its moments of guilty pleasure but leaves an empty feeling when you reach the end.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
94% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) A complex and engrossing examination of truth.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Never talking down to his audience, [Wiseman] rather pulls them up to an intellectual level where other filmmakers fear to go.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
No Score Yet No Date, No Sign (2017) Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted, it has one drawback for Western audiences in its perplexing plot points based on the local culture and customs.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) A road movie short on comedy and drama should at least offer a keen level of observation, but here insight is scarce and emotional resonance is faint.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
100% Foxtrot (2018) Bold modernist cinema at its most harrowing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2017) Each character resonates as a problematic individual whose foolishness escalates first into drama, then tragedy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
91% Our Souls at Night (2017) Both Redford and Fonda are charming, delicate and convincing as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, the couple who find each other at the tail end of their lives. They are directed with sophistication and without a drop of melodrama or sentimentality ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
95% Human Flow (2017) [A] long, engrossing, visually stunning documentary ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
100% Nico, 1988 (2017) Nicchiarelli dives deeply into the life of a tragic but remarkable woman, memorably portrayed by Danish actress and singer Trine Dyrholm as an unpleasant, hurtful junkie plagued with memories and regrets.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
89% Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) Lipstick is audaciously outspoken about women's sexual desires and fantasies, both visually and verbally.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
100% Fires on the Plain (Nobi) (1959) Not an easy watch but a highly rewarding one.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
No Score Yet No Bed of Roses (2017) Its visual style and pacing make as much of an impression as the head-shaking story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
38% Based on a True Story (D'après une histoire vraie) (2017) A masterfully made psychological thriller in the traditional mode.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
58% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) A thriller made riveting by an emotional performance from Diane Kruger.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017