Young Adam Reviews

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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.
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
January 29, 2005
... a sepia-toned dirge of a film, pointedly sluggish and crabbed
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...
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 10, 2004
A bleak, static portrait of stilted, stunted lives.
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.
June 4, 2004
A brave film.
May 31, 2004
Naked bodies and raw emotions rub against each other with equally sad results...
May 28, 2004
Young Adam haunts like a loyalty betrayed or a secret never revealed.
May 28, 2004
Decent psychodrama.
May 28, 2004
The narrative, with its provocative flashbacks, is just interesting enough to propel the movie forward.
May 28, 2004
May 22, 2004
May 21, 2004
A hypnotic mood piece.
May 21, 2004
Grimly arresting.
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