Critic Consensus: Gorgeously filmed and beautifully acted, Youth offers an enticing -- albeit flawed -- opportunity to witness an impressive array of seasoned veterans combining their cinematic might.
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as Fred Ballinger
as Mick Boyle
as Leda Ballinger
as Mick Boyle
as Brenda Morel
as Spy Woman
as Queen's Emissary
as Screenwriter in love
as Miss Universe
as Girl Screenwriter
as The Countess
as Carrie - Horror girl
as Concert Goer
as Southamerican's wife
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Critic Reviews for Youth
Sumptuous, sincere and built on aging bones, "Youth" is a wonder of a film, a look back at life's sprawling possibilities, dark corners and aspirations.
Age is more than just a number, Youth tells us. What really matters, though, is whether you're going to let that number define you.
Watching Youth, you'd swear Fellini had risen from his grave and returned to make another movie.
Youth is a meditation on aging, on friendship, on love, loss, wisdom, disillusionment, pain.
There is little life here. Only artifice. And some howlingly awful dialogue.
Audience Reviews for Youth
Sorrentino delivers a beautiful film clearly inspired by Fellini and touches upon so many themes (like life, love, memory and desire) that any brief comment wouldn't be sufficient to describe it. Besides, it looks gorgeous and has spectacular performances by Caine, Keitel and Fonda.
A beautiful looking tedious bore. Jane Fonda nails her cameo.
"Youth" is almost too thought-provoking for it's own good, but that works in it's favour. Following a retired composer once he is asked to perform for the Queen, we begin to see his life sort of unravel before our eyes and why his decision to not do so is so important to the story. This is a very meaningful picture that may not get all of it's message across upon first viewing, but it is still worth that first viewing. This may not be one of my favourite films of 2015, but it is definitely one of the films I enjoyed watching most. "Youth" boasts standout performances from Michael Caine, harvey Keitel, and Paul Dano. I believed everything these characters were saying, and by the end of the film, the climax will have you smiling, although it felt like a rushed earning. You will see what I mean if you watch the film. I loved watching this movie! It's flaws are in it's overall progression, which was a personal issue of mine, so I will not get into that aspect. Great screenplay, great music, and overall a great film. "Youth" is very, very good!
|Fred Ballinger:||She is not at all stupid, Miss Universe.|
|Miss Universe:||I appreciate irony but when it is drenched in poison and the strain of it is forced, it reveals something else. Frustration.|
|Fred Ballinger:||You were right. Music is all I really understand.|
|Fred Ballinger:||Intellectuals have no taste.|
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