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Young Adam Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... a sepia-toned dirge of a film, pointedly sluggish and crabbed
| Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 16, 2004
I was much impressed with this superbly performed and tightly scripted noirish period drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 8, 2004
Where it's disturbing is in McGregor's challenging, defiant performance...
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 10, 2004
A bleak, static portrait of stilted, stunted lives.
| Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
June 8, 2004
A brooding, smoldering study of sexual intensity grittily realized by McGregor, Swinton, and Mullan who slip, almost unnoticed, into these roles and make them their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 4, 2004
A brave film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 31, 2004
Naked bodies and raw emotions rub against each other with equally sad results...
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
May 28, 2004
Young Adam haunts like a loyalty betrayed or a secret never revealed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 28, 2004
Decent psychodrama.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 28, 2004
The narrative, with its provocative flashbacks, is just interesting enough to propel the movie forward.
| Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 28, 2004
Fascinating.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
May 22, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Phoebe Flowers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 21, 2004
A hypnotic mood piece.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 21, 2004
Grimly arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
May 21, 2004
Grittily interesting.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
May 18, 2004
Joe's drifting is less a matter of destiny, just desserts, or even will, than it is random, a series of accidents that might just as easily have gone another way.
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