Young Adam Reviews

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September 11, 2020
Amidst all the dropping of troosers and unbuttoning of blooses, there might well be a story going on, but you will be hard-pressed to follow it for long.
January 11, 2018
A grim, intelligent and fiercely compelling film.
January 10, 2018
The author of the book on which it is based, Alexander Trocchi, who died a heroin addict, was once tipped to be the Scottish William Burroughs, and the film conveys his malignant view of life pretty accurately.
March 27, 2014
Watching this film, one gets the sense of a once-arresting book that couldn't get arrested today.
May 5, 2009
nudity is perhaps the only intriguing element in this ponderous and torpid story about Joe (McGregor), a young drifter who takes work on a barge operated by a husband and wife (Peter Mullan and Tilda Swinton) after the mysterious death of his ex-girlfrien
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
January 29, 2005
... a sepia-toned dirge of a film, pointedly sluggish and crabbed
October 7, 2004
September 16, 2004
I was much impressed with this superbly performed and tightly scripted noirish period drama.
September 8, 2004
Where it's disturbing is in McGregor's challenging, defiant performance...
July 30, 2004
The story's drab, attention-span-testing pace makes it tough to keep wondering what dark secrets shuffle beneath the surface.
June 25, 2004
A humorless and dank display of ashcan angst that leaves you wishing theater restrooms had shower facilities.
June 25, 2004
A movie that delights in creating atmosphere at the expense of dialogue, and its effectiveness is testament to the genius of the performances.
June 25, 2004
Young Adam" is a study in contrasts. It's a movie full of explicit sex scenes and almost no passion, and it's a beautiful-looking film with a very ugly soul at its center.
June 25, 2004
An amoral and boring affair, beautifully filmed but empty at its core.
June 12, 2004
The movie ladles out its atmosphere of quiet dread admirably, but atmosphere alone seldom makes a film watchable. This one is too sour in its attitude and vague in its ideas.
June 12, 2004
June 11, 2004
The filmgoing experience is just short of torture.
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