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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
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
No Score Yet 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
60% 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
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet 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
89% 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
97% 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
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) Holds the viewer in its genteel grip from start to almost finish.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
33% 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
83% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2017) A complex and engrossing examination of truth.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
100% 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
56% 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 (2017) 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
83% 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
88% Human Flow (2017) [A] long, engrossing, visually stunning documentary ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet 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
88% 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
42% 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
43% 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
No Score Yet Jasmine (2017) It has its harrowing moments, but the psychological thriller Jasmine is an impenetrable mystery for most of its running time, and deliberately so.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
86% 24 Frames (2017) The ravishing "natural" beauty of the scenes has been masterfully contrived by the camera lens, aperture and framing.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) A high-adrenaline tale of fighting, shooting, stabbing and killing interrupted by quiet stretches of backstory and character development.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
64% Happy End (2017) There seems to be something missing here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
67% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2017) A short and sweet divertissement with a few profound punchlines.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet Tehran Taboo (2017) An audacious, if somewhat didactic, debut.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% A Man of Integrity (Lerd) (2017) An uncompromising drama from one of Iran's most outspoken directors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
No Score Yet Sicilian Ghost story (2016) If Grassadonia and Piazza had simply retold the story, it would have been gripping enough, but they deepen the intensity and widen the meaning by letting the tale unfold in a strange filmic space between cruel reality and ghostly fantasy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
67% Sea Sorrow (2017) Shot with undeniable intensity but rather less technique, the film has an uneasy lack of structure as it circles around topics and returns to themes over and over.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
No Score Yet Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue (Yozora wa itsudemo saikô mitsudo no aoiro da) (2017) Some close observations redeem an uninspired tale of urban alienation.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
93% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) [An] involving, fable-like drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) The gears in The Salesman are not so hidden and a sense of contrived drama leads to some tedious sections. But all is forgiven when the final punches are delivered in a knock-out finale that leaves the viewer tense and breathless.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
100% Snow Woman (Yuki onna) (2016) Beautiful to look at and strangely haunting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
92% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) A plotless but wryly likeable study of human emotions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
80% Mr. Long (Ryu san) (2017) A relentless stylishness unifies the film, extending from the hard bright lights of upscale Taipei all the way to the sleaziest junkyard of rural Japan, where the action unfolds.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
84% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Gripping from start to finish.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
40% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2017) At once historically impeccable and a filmic disappointment.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
80% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) Holland, who had a hit a few years back with the HBO Europe spy series set during the Cold War, Burning Bush, is a mistress of spare, elegant shots that show just enough to advance the story.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Tiger Girl (2017) An edgy mix of structured narrative and improv.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
100% Hedi (2016) Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, it offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway, and after its bow in Berlin competition it should find welcoming art film slots.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Remarkably, the film doesn't take sides. This in itself raises it above a purely political discussion in favor of a sweeping criticism of prejudice and inhumanity. Yet it will be remembered as one of the most telling depictions of modern Egypt yet filmed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
100% Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh) (2017) Mehrdad Oskouei's reputation as one of Iran's finest documentary filmmakers grows film by film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Irresistibly laugh-out-loud and feel-good.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016