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Colossal Youth (Juventude Em Marcha) Reviews

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Wally Hammond
Time Out
July 6, 2010
You need a bit of patience with director Pedro Costa.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
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
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
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.
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Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
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.
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Globe and Mail
September 23, 2006
Costa's experimentation reaches an aesthetic peak.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Justin Chang
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.