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Youth Without Youth Reviews

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November 16, 2017
Everything is futile in Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in over a decade, "Youth Without Youth", a sort of "Indiana Jones" meets pulp Proust.
November 24, 2011
Youth Without Youth is pretentious as hell but so goofily in love with the idea of itself that you feel protective toward it, the way you would toward a platypus that has lost its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2009
Finds the filmmaker admirably working without a safety net
January 19, 2009
Nem mesmo a bela fotografia e a impecável direção de arte conseguem salvar esta bagunça narrativa que, sob a desculpa de promover uma discussão metafísica, faz Coppola parecer um cineasta em início de carreira.
| Original Score: 1/5
December 27, 2008
Very much a film of this era, its director returning after a ten-year absence from the cinema with a peculiar little masterpiece about things unrecoverable in time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2008
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?
November 19, 2008
For all its flaws and there aren't very many, with Youth Without Youth you know you're in the hands of a master.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2008
Coppola may be back, but he's a long way from being back on form.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2008
A stilted and inelegant work, well below par for Francis Ford Coppola
May 12, 2008
You want a story? Read the front page. I'm here for the picture show.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 9, 2008
With all the nurses making moves on the suicidal old codger's renovated physique, Coppola's Youth Without Youth comes across as somewhere between The Godfather On Viagra and Apocalypse Then, Redux.
April 13, 2008
Though not an easy film to grasp or possibly enjoy, it's nevertheless a mindblowing acid-like excursion into the secret world of Orientalism.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2008
This pretentious, impenetrable and deadly dull film never resonates as anything more than an aging filmmaker's feeble grasp at his own lost youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 14, 2008
Coppola was more efficiently mystical when he wasn't trying so hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 4, 2008
This is the perfect example of what can happen when a producer/director/writer doesn't have to answer to anyone. Coppola makes an artistic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
February 29, 2008
It often feels like a dream -- specifically, someone else's, a nonlinear, illogical synapse explosion that's always fascinating to the person in whose head it detonated but not so much to those experiencing it secondhand.
February 29, 2008
So much of Youth Without Youth is impenetrable, and not in a way that makes you want to solve the puzzle, but in a way that makes you want to knock the puzzle pieces off the table and flee the room.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 21, 2008
It would be easier to sit back and rest on his legend rather than press on as an average filmmaker, which is what Coppola has become.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2008
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 | Original Score: C-
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