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The Young Offenders Reviews

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January 17, 2017
It's not funny enough to rise above its clumsy story, but it has something rare in movies of its type: a good heart, which it demonstrates in surprisingly sweet scenes between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2017
It's the most perceptive comic portrait of the adolescent male since The Inbetweeners, but with a naturalism that is unexpectedly disarming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2017
This exuberantly daft teenage comedy has some similarities to The Inbetweeners but with a kinder, gentler wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2017
It's the bromantic banter between the hapless, but touchingly steadfast heroes and the moments of bleakly bruising slapstick that make this impeccably paced saga so genial and enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2017
It's energetic and silly, but also rather sweet, smartly written and directed by Peter Foott and, at times, very funny indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2017
The story itself is slight and runs out of steam long before the arrival of a nailgun-wielding drug dealer but the script sparkles and Murphy and Walley are stars in the making as small-time crooks and big-time charmers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2017
An incredibly enjoyable experience that never falters in keeping you invested.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 12, 2017
Plays like a gene-splicing experiment involving Bill Forsyth and Ken Loach.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2017
Writer-director Peter Foott fills the film with slapstick and with plenty of scabrous, witty dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2017
As potty as its premise and as endearing as its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2017
A lovely lo-fi charmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2017
Despite its convenient Hollywood ending, The Young Offenders remains defiantly home-grown, grass roots cinema; and is all the more enjoyable for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2017
Raucously funny and winningly played, this is the best Irish comedy since Sing Street.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 14, 2016
It's got a heart, particularly in the scenes between the boys and their respective single parents, and it's got an amusingly recognisable portrayal of adolescent male friendship and the entertaining, embarrassing stupidity that can result from it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 14, 2016
With all the frenzied chases, a substantial soundtrack, elaborate action scenes and attractive aerial shots of Cork, it would be a fierce shame to catch this on anything else but the big screen.
December 12, 2016
One of the more fulfilling buddy flicks in the past few decades, one that's nearly on par with Edgar Wright fare.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2016
As broad and brassy Irish comedies go (there have been quite a few of them lately), this one is reasonably palatable, striking a workable balance between knockabout slapstick, backchat, and proper storytelling and characterisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2016
A raucous, energetic and often hilarious film that's likely to play in a big way with audiences wherever in the world it ends up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 19, 2016
A salty but warm-hearted comedy from Peter Foott
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2016
An enormously funny, genuinely sweet romp that - were it not for one jarring bum note - would register as a contemporary classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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