Youth in Oregon Reviews

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 3, 2017
Oregon is more than a bittersweet look at a man deciding to end his life before he's too invalid to have a say in the matter: It's a study of how plain ol' stubbornness can keep a family forever brimming with dysfunction.
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.
Top Critic
February 2, 2017
Langella's tightly controlled stillness makes Ray's tantrums far less potent than the grim stoicism with which he faces his physical indignities, and his quiet domination of a family that's barely holding it together.
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 16, 2017
A drama that struggles to breathe life into its death-themed narrative.
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.