Too Old to Die Young: Season 1 Reviews

October 2, 2019
An aesthetic so nonchalant that every murder and rape feels like a casual shrug; a deadpan performance from Teller that would easily win a children's game of musical statues.
July 5, 2019
The series is addictive, in an unpleasant sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2019
Refn made his name with tense and gruesome crime films in his native Denmark; here he gets to luxuriate at length.
June 21, 2019
This show is basically Andrei Tarkovsky's Narcos. What's not to like?
June 18, 2019
The sense that you're watching something from an auteur who somehow believes he's slumming virtually emanates from your screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
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 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
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