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Only The Young Reviews

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July 23, 2013
An elegant capture of the most elusive story of all: the awkward but nevertheless intense friendship between boys.
February 22, 2013
In a slim 72 minutes, it heart-tethers us to these teenagers, paying tribute to their unique and private selves while allowing the audience to see its own reflection in them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 21, 2013
Only the Young is an original and handsome work that belies the age of the two young filmmakers behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2013
If you think one summer in the lives of three skate punks in a sunny Southern California Podunk wouldn't make a fresh, engaging documentary, "Only the Young" is here to prove you wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 22, 2013
The helmers find consistently invigorating camera angles and a smooth editing scheme, despite what was surely a raft of footage.
January 7, 2013
Swollen with sensitivity and sentiment -- a delicate coming-of-age snapshot which locates the unextinguished youth in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 14, 2012
Directors Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet let their subjects meander, and instead unify their movie through tight control of tone, winding up with an elegiac portrait of teen America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 10, 2012
Captures the essence of modern teenage life with warmth, honesty, humor and compassion. It's equally endearing, relatable and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.0/10
December 7, 2012
Tippet and Mims's achievement is to reveal that culture, subtly, achingly, by allowing those who grew up under its influence to live and narrate their lives in the only terms they know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2012
Only the Young appreciates what it means to be young, to be na´ve and also skeptical, to have expectations and to resist them.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 6, 2012
A sketchbook of a documentary filled with adolescent bodies groping, lurching and skateboarding toward burgeoning adulthood.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2012
It's not so much a documentary as a gentle, probing character study, cherishable in direct proportion to how lightly it wears its ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 4, 2012
A lush beauty of a documentary whose youth face the danger of un-coolness ...
January 10, 2013
A charming, aimless film about the aimless. It plays like a nuanced MTV reality show (an oxymoron, perhaps, but you get the idea).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 3, 2013
Co-directors Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims show genuine affection for their subjects but, despite some evocative visuals, never zero in on an involving structure or narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 4, 2012
At times, the film's lyrical drift shades into incoherence, spackled with globs of free-floating voiceover and Larry Clark-like indolent moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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