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Young@Heart Reviews

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April 9, 2008
Though the group members are hilarious and their stories effortlessly touching, the clumsy filmmaking and manipulative editing muddle what should have been a simple human story.
April 8, 2008
Young@Heart's worst enemy is its director, Stephen Walker, whose incessant pushing and prodding strives to manipulate in ways both needless and trite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 10, 2008
It's certainly a film that's cruel to disagree with, but for all the goodwill and positivity it brings, there's a hollow, gimmicky quality left behind that doesn't sit well when the picture starts to take matters seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 10, 2008
How can we be uplifted by a James Brown classic when the singer in fact doesn't feel good but actually has a painful-looking spine condition?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 11, 2008
Young @ Heart would have been a wonderful newspaper feature. Unfortunately, it's a nonfiction film -- and merely a middling one.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2008
As an interviewer Walker is habitually condescending and sometimes downright inane...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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
April 18, 2008
The project reeks of commercial calculation, which is just tolerable until Walker, in search of a story arc, follows two chorus members with serious illnesses into the hospital.
April 10, 2008
The 'Aren't these geezers adorable?' approach ends up diminishing his subjects rather than honoring them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2008
"Young@Heart" plays like a 100-minute version of one of those "on the lighter side" news feature segments that end a local newscast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 30, 2008
Their "specialness" is the hook by which the film extols their representativeness.
February 2, 2018
Their music is not brilliant, but it is accomplished and soulful, head and shoulders above the usual output of senior citizen groups.
May 9, 2008
Young@Heart is nothing less than an ode to joy.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 20, 2008
Inspirational, funny, sad and very satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 18, 2008
It shows that no one has more reason to stick it to The Man with rock music than people who are most defiantly not going gently into that good night.
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 21, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
March 16, 2008
A choir full of (very) old people get down with the rock music. Sweet, funny, touching stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 17, 2008
This entertaining and often moving documentary should help even the youngest of viewer get in touch with their own mortality and make it clear that life doesn't have to end at 60.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
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