Young Ones


Young Ones

Critics Consensus

Visually compelling but narratively barren, Young Ones adds little to the dystopian Western genre.



Total Count: 34


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YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth's precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary's boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest's land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. (C) Screen Media

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  • Mar 14, 2017
    A scene in search of a story. And it's an interesting scene. But you'll tire waiting for what passes for the story (revenge) to come around (although when it does come THAT is handled nicely).
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2015
    nice attempt at a mash of genres but the story is just so boring at times. Should of been focused more on developing stronger characters as the film focused on them. I just couldn't find anything to enjoy here
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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