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Young@Heart Reviews

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November 29, 2017
It's not hard to figure out why this movie has triumphed at film festivals.
July 13, 2012
Ya gotta love these guys! How could you NOT love these guys?
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
January 13, 2009
This film shows the triumph of the human spirit and the strength of will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2008
Despite the director's smarmy narration and interviews, the bemused equanimity of these folks who've seen it all could inspire each of us to what "we can can" do as we age.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 24, 2008
If it...verges on being just slightly patronising at times, that's a quarrel with the filmmakers, not its participants.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2008
It's a pity that director Stephen Walker, who also narrates, imposes so much of himself on the material, asking at times the most insensitive questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2008
Develops into a poignant reflection on community, mortality and how we all need to stop and smell the roses. Recommended.
October 17, 2008
Funny, touching and life-affirming.
October 17, 2008
As an interviewer Walker is habitually condescending and sometimes downright inane...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 17, 2008
The wonderful members of the choir, truly young at heart, overcome the occasional clumsiness of the filmmaker and you come away from this film feeling genuinely uplifted.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 17, 2008
The devil may have all the best tunes, but it's the elderly who nail them. Charming, heartwarming and totally kick-ass, you'll never look at your grandparents in the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
Sure, these 'zesty', 'lively' old folks are enjoying themselves. The question is why on earth we should be expected to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
October 17, 2008
Moments of high comedy and deep tragedy make this more than the average rehearsal and concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2008
That might be because the film has already been shown on the BBC - a fact that, along with the unprepossessing production values, rather begs the question of why bother with a cinematic release at all?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2008
A lovely little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2008
Judicious trimming would have improved the movie, but Johnny Cash-voiced Fred Knittle's opening night rendition of Coldplay's "Fix You", dedicated to the recently departed members, is guaranteed to leave not a dry eye in the house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
If this film were any more heartwarming, your chest would melt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2008
A worse film might be dismissed as sobsploitation. But Stephen Walker's documentary - a labour of love inspired by Walker's first sight of the group in a London West End show - touches the mind as well as the heart.
October 17, 2008
That not all of them do sadly lends a much-needed emotional depth to a doc that, odd beautiful moments aside, can feel like a solid reality TV hour stretched out to 108 minutes. Bring hankies.
October 17, 2008
They more than justify a film which, despite its faults, makes the winter of life less terrifying than it's made out to be.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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