Deborah Young
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For 176 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Deborah Young's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Past
Lowest review score: 30 Adored
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 176
176 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    The drama and intensity that are [Haggis's] signatures are mostly missing from these vividly dramatized but uninvolving romantic crises, none of which are particularly believable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Although all the main characters and plot points survive the transition intact, they don’t carry the same weight. Him and Her have an undeniable literary, collegiate feeling, like reading a long novel and getting to know the characters inside out. Them steps on the accelerator in a sort of Cliffs Notes version.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    The idea is original enough to pique curiosity, and the small cast, led by Alba Rohrwacher and the up-and-coming Adam Driver of HBO’s Girls fame, digs gamely into the material, but something is missing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Complexly plotted, elegantly shot and orchestrated, this is the kind of long-winded, intermittently involving festival package that will earn the director of Tokyo Sonata more critical appreciation but will struggle to find a theatrical audience. For a film that requires nearly five hours of viewing investment, it feels terribly stingy on the emotional payoff.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    In the end, there is just about enough narrative to hold interest, while the lyrical camerawork, constantly in motion, blurred images and all, offers a single emotion that is impossible to stretch over a feature-length film.
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    • 40 Deborah Young
    Though its subject has curiosity value, its critical view of religious institutions is compromised by an ending that evidently was necessary for the film to be made and released at all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    The confused script makes this a tough film for audiences to dig into.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    A limp-to-wilted film version of Duras' 16-year-long love affair with a young man who became her secretary and literary executor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    A dignified second film for Caetano.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    An unsettling piece of filmmaking whose grimly vivid images are guaranteed to give impressionable viewers nightmares.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Only partially succeeds in interweaving questions of family loyalty with historical memory and the fate of Italian Jews in WW2.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Has a perverse fascination, despite some technical clumsiness and stiff thesping.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Intermittently amusing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Menacing atmosphere created by Dutch helmer Paula van der Oest ("Zus & Zo") does not make up for the weak script's multiple improbabilities, flat dialogue or the discomfort of watching children, the handicapped and even animals being abused onscreen.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Pic stays on the surface, without attempting any exploration of painful depths. Result is at best amusing; at worst, uninvolving, often confusing, and sometimes a little boring.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    It doesn’t really add up to much, beyond a timely reminder that it would be better for everyone to stop uploading and downloading and just unplug and be human.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Ali has a deft hand in creating a fantasy world based on the classical Sita-Ravana model, and gives Bhatt free rein to project herself with unabashed teenage appeal.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    In the end the taste of H.K. filmmaking dominates in the film's deliberately chaotic visual style, a circular narrative that heads nowhere, and lyrical song interludes that abruptly interrupt the non-stop action and camera movement.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Deborah Young
    Slipping from fantasy to soap opera without any authorial control, pic's best hope is to be recognized as some kind of cult movie of badness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Deborah Young
    Irritatingly devoid of irony, the film has an unintentional but unmistakable homoerotic subtext.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Deborah Young
    Though the bold treatment of homoerotic love in Mexican helmer Julian Hernandez's feature bow Broken Sky is sure to grab attention, it doesn't take long before the picture's torturously slow pace turns an earnest effort into a tedious aesthetic exercise.

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