Youth Without Youth (2007)



Critic Consensus: Although visually appealing, Coppola's latest film mixes too many genres with a very confusing plot.

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A professor's life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years before WWII. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India.
R (for some sexuality, nudity and a brief disturbing image)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Tim Roth
as Dominic
Alexandra Maria Lara
as Laura/Veronica/Rupin
Bruno Ganz
as Prof/ Stanciulescu
André Hennicke
as Josef Rudolf
Alexandra Pirici
as Woman in Room 6
Marcel Iures
as Prof. Giuseppe Tucci
Adrian Pintea
as Pandit
Florin Piersic Jr.
as Dr. Gavrila
Zoltan Butuc
as Dr. Chirila
Mircea Albulescu
as Davidoglu
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All Critics (102) | Top Critics (36)

Youth Without Youth smacks of vanity project from the first poetic moments to the last, and whose vanity lays a stronger claim to the big screen than Francis Ford Coppola's?

Full Review… | November 21, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic

Youth Without Youth is so beautiful, in fact, that it almost transcends the epic bunkum of Coppola's script. But almost doesn't count, even when it is uttered in ancient tongues.

Full Review… | February 7, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The suspicion that all this froth builds up towards nothing but some poetic imagery is inexorably realized and sours the magic of the second half of the film.

Full Review… | January 29, 2008
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Although it's easy to admire what [Coppola] was attempting to do with Youth Without Youth, the movie fails on such a thorough and complete level that to call it a noble attempt isn't really fair: It's really a colossal miscalculation.

January 11, 2008
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A terrible mess of mystical mumbo jumbo, but you have to give Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth this: It is one magnificent and interesting failure of a film.

Full Review… | January 11, 2008
Detroit News
Top Critic

Unfortunately, Youth becomes so lost in its own conceptual, convoluted vortex, it becomes virtually incomprehensible.

Full Review… | January 10, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Youth Without Youth

Starts off well. I was very interested in the 70 year old man who caught fire and then began to grow younger as he healed. Fascinating. But then it got confusing. And I got bored. Quickly.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

aw cool a new Tim Roth movee!

Coxxie Mild Sauce
Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer


A non cohesive and flawed experiment with some incredibly poignant moments, a haunting love story and a score to die for. Tim Roth is a very gifted and highly underrated actor, capable of transmiting sorrow and anxiety quite easily. I only wish Coppola had concentrated on structure and pace a little bit more.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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