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Dying Young Reviews

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July 1, 2013
Where most contemporary directors would be looking for ways to demonstrate their superiority to the material -- dropping in campy asides or meaningless technical flourishes -- Schumacher is looking for ways to make it work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2013
This is an upsetting, moving film -- not one for the weak of stomach, mind or heart.
July 1, 2013
Dying Young belongs to the luminous Roberts. She is becoming one of the screen's finer actresses.
February 3, 2009
Just try and hold back the tears.. it's impossible
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2004
Dying Young offers a convincing anatomy of the universal yearning for intimacy.
November 18, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
A pretty, decorative movie about messy lives and a tale best appreciated by those willing to check their taste for realism at the door.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Dying Young ultimately succeeds because it embodies that secret hope that most of us so desperately want to believe in: love can conquer all, even death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2013
It also lacks cuteness, which a movie of this sort needs. A film as predictable as this one is seriously in need of scenes that stand out, scenes that give the movie a little life, no pun intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2013
Donate the ticket money you would have spent to medical research, and stay home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 1, 2013
A decidedly dubious early 1990s love story from Joel Schumacher. The Kenny G sax solos don't help either.
July 1, 2013
Yes, it is good to see how much of a difference actors can make with flimsy material, but wouldn't it be nice if they had something with more than the emotional weight of a Twinkie to work on?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2013
The onslaught-of-illness stuff is rendered not with emotion but with makeup and lighting. The actors are reduced to models in a film that tries to sell compassion by the shot.
July 1, 2013
These people are like an adolescent's idea of adulthood. They're junior high schoolers without zits, emotionally arrested and unaware of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2013
Will someone please, please, write a part for Julia Roberts and not be happy just to look at her?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2013
Joel Schumacher's lamentable tear-jerker is a crass crossbreed of Love Story and Pretty Woman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2013
Worst of all, Dying Young is a love story about two people who don't seem to be in love with each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2013
Hilary O'Neil is poor but healthy, uneducated but full of spunky common sense. Victor Geddes is rich but mortally ill, overeducated and understandably fearful and withdrawn. In other words, they are made for each other.
July 1, 2013
Joel Schumacher has converted Richard Friedenberg's cliche-ridden, uninspired script into a generally tasteful though altogether unexciting cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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