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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.
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2009
Finds the filmmaker admirably working without a safety net
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
May 12, 2008
You want a story? Read the front page. I'm here for the picture show.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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
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
January 25, 2008
This film's playful visual language pulls you in rather than shuts you out; it isn't difficult to decipher, and it enables Coppola and his editor, Walter Murch, to navigate the story's many realms with a directness and dexterity that are refreshing.
Read More | Original Score: B
January 11, 2008
Coppola is still a master image maker, and there are moments of genuine beauty and cinematic power in Youth Without Youth that cannot be waved off with a shrug or a laugh.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 21, 2007
Coppola has conviction even with the airiest elements. The churn and sweep of time, memory, karma, the whole enchilada of fate, give the story a weirdly compulsive charm.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
December 21, 2007
[It may be a ] kind of aesthetic mutant, but it's the sort of film whose weakest points only make it more interesting.
December 21, 2007
I suspect that it will be registered as one of those fascinating follies that retains its mystique and allure long after the memory of the more successful films of the season has faded into nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 20, 2007
... Coppola isn't as invested in the ideas as he is in their cinematic expression.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 19, 2007
Youth Without Youth is well worth seeing.
December 17, 2007
Francis Ford Coppola's first film in a decade is perhaps the most complex, exasperating and challenging material he's ever directed.
December 14, 2007
Francis Ford Coppola is making movies again, and that's reason enough to rejoice. Even if it ends up a baffling intellectual riff, Youth Without Youth still resonates deeply in ways younger filmmakers would never even dare consider.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 14, 2007
Youth Without Youth is a narratively ambitious, visually sumptuous surrealist enterprise that tries to bend time and space together as neatly as the folds in an origami swan.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 14, 2007
The movie has been labeled 'stilted,' 'soporific,' and 'a pretentious, meandering mess.' But you certainly couldn't call it conventional, predictable, or pandering. This film is stubbornly, almost insanely, itself.
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