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June 1, 2006
Colossal Youth (Juventude em Marcha), has some arresting images and an interesting central character but its lack of narrative pace will exhaust the patience of most audiences.
May 26, 2006
Far-reaching study of poverty, loneliness and hope amid suffering is weighed down by its soporific structure, deliberately indolent pacing and endlessly attenuated conversations among a clutch of ill-defined personalities.
August 23, 2017
There is a strange type of anonymity to this film, as if the personality behind the camera has utterly vanished, allowing what is depicted, to be genuinely seen, not just looked at.
July 30, 2007
A unique metaphysical vision that, tracing its characters' dislocation, seems to weave between alternate worlds as easily as it navigates from image to image.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2010
Colossal Youth can best be described as a revelation... Costa abandons even the pretense of pseudo-documentary, instead transforming the quotidian into mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
August 8, 2007
Beautifully photographed, the elliptical, often mysterious and wholly beguiling film Colossal Youth looks and sounds as if it were made on another planet.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 4, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] How human beings learn from history in the face of unending injustice, or retain their dignity when everything is taken from them, are just a couple of the titanic issues Pedro Costa grapples with.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 18, 2008
Frustrating perhaps, but hypnotic if you can stick with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 30, 2006
It's a challenging 155 minutes, but it's a film that you can easily drift too and from while retaining a clear sense of place, person and purpose.
July 6, 2010
You need a bit of patience with director Pedro Costa.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2011
It's aesthetically pleasing, but lacks entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 2, 2007
It's impossible to describe as anything less than reverie.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
July 31, 2007
Rather than impose actors on the scene, Costa involves the people who already live there. Instead of training them to perform a story, he locates a skeletal narrative from a rehearsal process based on their personal stories.
October 11, 2015
Costa strikes at the core of what makes these people tick and the tragedy of their being ignored and abandoned by the government and general population.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2015
If you're not already a fan of Costa by now, joyfully mainlining on his existential aesthetic, you better sidestep this one.
August 2, 2007
Eventually, across the monumental boredom, mesmerizing, nearly still images and poetic rhythms of this 155-minute film, something like pathos or meaning can be sensed, if not really apprehended.
January 18, 2008
If you are able to slow down to Colossal Youth's deliberate rhythms, there's a strong chance you'll be dragged in by the film's undertow and resurface completely mesmerized.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2011
Pedro Costa's chronicle of poverty and loneliness is tough and demanding to watch but ultimately rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 18, 2012
Colossal Youth demands to be seen more than once.
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