Too Old to Die Young: Season 1 Reviews

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June 14, 2019
It's beautiful and brilliant at times, but it's also frequently vexing and, for some, it will be exasperating.
June 14, 2019
Winding Refn is a bonafide cinematic auteur, and he brings his signature style to this series.
June 14, 2019
It's hard to imagine that having been served the first three episodes would have resolved my distaste for this extended bit of exposure to Refn, a filmmaker whose work has historically left me cold.
June 14, 2019
Too Old to Die Young is unlike anything else you'll see on TV this year.
June 14, 2019
The show/13-hour movie/whatever you want to call it amounts to nothing more than a dark and brooding series of images and characters that, though as beautiful as they are surreal, are mostly empty. They're empty for a painfully long time, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 22, 2019
Even with all the brutalism of the past, Too Old to Die Young is [Nicolas Winding Refn's] most striking project yet.
May 21, 2019
Dimly-lit neon-drenched dreck, the two episodes I saw presented at Cannes look and feel like a bad David Lynch parody, with none of Lynch's oddities, humor, or appreciation of both the grotesque and the spiritual.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 20, 2019
An elegant and modern western that will entertain fans of criminal threads. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 20, 2019
All the signature Refn elements are there: a trippy, synth-heavy score from Cliff Martinez; high contrast lighting; and moments of shocking, bloody violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2019
Take this for what you will, by the time the piece rolled around to the murder-porn plotline and a nameless girl buried alive in the New Mexico sands by two pornographer brothers, I was... ready to bolt.
May 20, 2019
It remains to be seen if the show can make its many variables gel, but there's an inherent intrigue to watching the story in medias res and still find that it offers some measure of closure in its final moments.
May 20, 2019
That's a lot to unpack for a series that doesn't seem as deep as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 20, 2019
I'm ready to binge-watch. Roll on the next eight episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2019
There's a difference between a filmmaker developing career-long themes and falling into a routine, and Refn's on the wrong side of that divide.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 18, 2019
Unfolds in a glazed and shimmering fugue state, like a chopped and screwed Michael Mann crime epic, or Michael Douglas in Falling Down wading through golden syrup.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2019
The director's glib humour ripples across the slick, oily surface, and Cliff Martinez's electronic score is the perfect companion.
May 18, 2019
Too Old To Die Young is macabre, and nauseating in many ways, but very well made and very watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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