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Young Adult Reviews

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February 9, 2012
This is one of the best contemporary dramas to come along in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2012
Theron is excellent and heartbreaking as she experiences her midlife crisis and sees how much she's misread the world around her.
February 3, 2012
Daring and different but just way too dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 3, 2012
Go see. Squirmingly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2012
Here is a film that could have been awful but is so carefully nuanced that it is one of the most satisfying of the year.
February 3, 2012
A mouthwateringly sour anti-romantic comedy directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2012
Always painful to watch, Young Adult has all the charm and purpose of a confused teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2012
Every successful film-maker has one flop in him, and Young Adult is Jason Reitman's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2012
The film is well directed and acted but even though it's about little things making people happy, it lacks the kind of current that would make a glider soar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2012
In showing Mavis a warmth and kindness she really doesn't deserve, the heroic misfit personifies the story's underlying moral message and adds emotional depth to an otherwise slight affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2012
From the Juno team of screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman comes this likable but odd - seriously odd - character portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 2, 2012
Cody delivers a stinging repudiation of that sentimental piety that is also Hollywood's biggest and most fatuous lie: that home is always best, and monochrome Kansas is better than dazzling, multi-colour Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 2, 2012
As coming-of-age stories go, Reitman and Cody's Young Adult is a stone-cold sobering one of sheer brilliance, packed with ironic laughs and painful honesty and observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 1, 2012
Directed by Jason Reitman, this is original, bracing and darkly comic with a strong performance from Theron but it's not as funny or psychologically probing as it should be and there's no escaping the fact Mavis is pretty grim company.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2012
Mavis is not entirely irredeemable. Perfectly balancing credibility and mental instability, Theron gives her surprising depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2012
Sharply directed and superbly written, this is a hugely enjoyable and refreshingly unpredictable black comedy with a terrific central performance from Charlize Theron.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2012
There is a raw honesty here rare in movies, and it's very funny too - excruciating at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 30, 2012
a cruelly funny portrait of the scars, both physical and psychological, left by high school experience
January 30, 2012
Theron gives a fearless performance in a dark comedy of no manners that's as acerbic and mordant as Juno was warm and embracing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2012
Cody has a great eye and ear for the way women like Mavis can pep-talk themselves out of their depth, and she's shrewd about the chasm between her character's worldly exterior and emotionally immature heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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