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.
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
October 7, 2004
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
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.
June 10, 2004
Whether you're talking about Young Adam the movie or young Adam the character, neither is very likable.
June 4, 2004
A rather sullen, somber, moody dramatic thriller that is insufferably dour, dark and depressing.
June 4, 2004
As potent as those [sex] scenes are, ... they add up to so very little, squandering their ferocity and the cast's talent.
May 28, 2004
A movie that seems to think it's more interesting than it really is.
May 28, 2004
Mackenzie shoots the ensuing tryst with more fidelity than it deserves or needs.
May 27, 2004
Dark, introverted and moody, beautifully shot, albeit repetitive and often times dull.
May 24, 2004
The movie's bleak outlook is gripping to a point, but it never amounts to much more than surface grot.
May 13, 2004
... who thought raw sex could be so boring?
May 12, 2004
...one of those allegedly profound statements conveying the agonized boredom of our tortured existence -- by being as agonizingly boring and tortured as humanly possible.
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