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Youth movie rating: red light

Youth red light

Overwrought nine-tenth-life crisis drama in which even a great cast — Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, and Paul Dano — cannot create a lick of sympathy for the artistic and existential turning points on arty display. Children speak with adult precision and wisdom; grownups don’t say anything tenable at all.
I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast

I’m “biast” (con): hated writer-director Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

(My Ratings posts are a quick way for me to share my reaction to a film. This post will be updated if/when I ever write a review. Feel free to discuss the movie in depth in the comments section.)


See also my #WhereAreTheWomen rating of Youth for its representation of girls and women.

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