Youth in Oregon Reviews

February 16, 2017
Powerfully acted by select cast members, but the production bites off more than it can chew when balancing a desire for emotional authenticity and the comfort of dramatic formula.
Top Critic
February 8, 2017
The terrific cast is well worth watching, but everything else about this wayward movie mistake leaves you feeling just awful.
February 7, 2017
What could have been a worthwhile and well-acted examination of aging instead turns into a clumsy road-trip adventure.
February 3, 2017
Is this all well-acted? It certainly is, especially by Langella. But all things being equal, I'd prefer to see him in a revival of The Man Who Came To Dinner.
February 2, 2017
A depressing slog that could have been so much more, "Youth in Oregon" suggests that loving someone gives us the right to override their decisions.
February 2, 2017
Moore is primarily known as an actor but this is the third feature he's directed, and he proves surprisingly unable to get layered performances out of some great actors.
January 31, 2017
...gets by on the talents of its cast...But this divided family's problems are resolved all too easily, Raymond's crisis an overblown catalyst.
January 30, 2017
Joel David Moore's film is too often distracted by irrelevant emotional grandstanding.
January 16, 2017
A drama that struggles to breathe life into its death-themed narrative.
April 26, 2016
It's less a drama than a checklist of familial melodrama tropes, in which everybody fights and yells and cries and embraces, and you've seen it all before, and better than this.
April 17, 2016
Maudlin and mannered, this contrived indie squanders another fine late-career performance from Frank Langella, dousing its treatment of the subject in affectations until it's snuffed out any trace of genuine life.