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Youth in Revolt Reviews

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
February 5, 2010
The tone throughout is moderately quirky rather than full-on teen-flick vulgarian, bolstered by indie-cred cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
February 5, 2010
A treat for Cera fans and an amusing diversion for the rest of us. Especially those of us happy to laugh at our inner pretentious teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
February 5, 2010
In a wickedly witty dual role in the funniest teen flick in a long time, Cera finally seems to loosen up and have some fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 5, 2010
It is very silly, and it may take you some time to tune in to the giggle wavelength. Once you have, it's very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Winning
Little White Lies
February 5, 2010
A little too manic for its own good, Youth in Revolt is restless and unruly. Too often forcibly mean-spirited, it only elicits a handful of genuine laughs.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
February 5, 2010
A regularly ribtickling but ultimately unsatisfying ride into the realms of teen angst - but one that showcases the undoubted talents of Michael Cera when he has the opportunity to play against type.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rosamund Witcher
Heat Magazine
February 5, 2010
A fresh, funny take on the classic coming-of-age tale, and a chance for Cera to show us what he's made of.
| Original Score: 4/5

Sky Movies
February 5, 2010
If you're looking for constant chuckles, memorable scenes, quirky dialogue and hilarious characters then get youthful, get some sweeties and get involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jane Crowther
Total Film
February 5, 2010
Whimsical, saucy, funny and achingly embarrassing, this is a beguiling if derivative goodboy- spins-out farce. But Cera really should make this his dweeb swansong lest he outstay his welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
February 5, 2010
Gustin Nash's script takes several well-aimed pot shots at typical teen-movie conventions, but has the tendency to occasionally wallow in the crude humour of the American Pie films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 5, 2010
This is yet another of those Hollywood coming-of-age movies where no one grows up. I've seen worse, but that's my problem.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 5, 2010
The whole thing's a terrible mess and Cera's star, once rapidly rising, is now almost in freefall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 5, 2010
Funny in a casual way and charming in an oddball way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
February 5, 2010
The characters and story drive the comedy; the dialogue brings the nuanced grace notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 5, 2010
The contrast between Nick and his bad angel whips up a pleasing comedy of delinquency, flavoured along the way by reliable character turns from Zach Galifianakis, Steve Buscemi, Jean Smart and Ray Liotta. But it's Cera who pulls the thing together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
February 5, 2010
The initial wit is replaced by youthful high jinks, animated interludes and some incredibly convoluted plotting. A shame really because for the first half hour this looked like comedy gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
February 5, 2010
[Cera's] a fresh enough performer to hold centre stage in comedies like this.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
February 5, 2010
Peaches Geldof would probably love it. And film reviews don't get any more depressing than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grant Lauchlan
Daily Record (UK)
February 5, 2010
Never quite as clever, quirky or funny as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2010
All credit to Cera for trying something a little different. It's just a shame Youth in Revolt feels so episodic and shapeless that it's hard to take any pleasure in its theatre of cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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