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Young Adult Reviews

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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
January 29, 2012
Smart, honest, sickeningly funny and supremely well judged in the writing, direction and acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2012
Director Jason Reitman's films are a breath of fresh air in a world packed with stale sitcom plots, over-amped action movies, vegan vampires and worshiped wizard fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 26, 2012
Theron never appeals for audience sympathy as this awesomely self-absorbed character, delivering a performance rich in telling observations and flawless comic timing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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