Deborah Young
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For 162 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 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 Broken Sky
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 162
162 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Deborah Young
    Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi pursues his exploration of guilt, choice and responsibility in a superbly written, directed and acted drama that commands attention every step of the way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Takes the refined work of Iranian helmer Abbas Kiarostami up another notch to ever more metaphoric ground.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    An acid portrait of contemporary Austria (and by extension, the whole middle class) as unspeakably dull, violent and stupid. The film itself, miraculously, is just the opposite: vibrantly inventive, aesthetically rigorous, sardonic and occasionally quite brilliant.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Seems destined to go down in film history as a technical tour de force.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    It's hard to walk away unaffected from this heartfelt, well-researched, feature-length documentary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Ten
    10 dazzling and perceptive snapshots of women with which femmes everywhere can identify.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Scorsese's heartfelt love letter to Italian movies up to 1961.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    In Drug War, Hong Kong genre master Johnnie To gives a superlative lesson on how to give an updated, thoroughly engrossing twist to the classic cops-and-robbers chase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    A very honest film from a great Japanese artist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Stephen Frears is in full possession of his filmmaking talent in Philomena, one of his most pulled-together dramas in years.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    In this fast-moving, densely plotted black dramedy, a faux scandal raised by an ambitious web TV editor comes close to destroying a number of lives, offering a masterful panorama on urban, middle class China.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Refusing to offer easy answers or perspectives, Dormant Beauty is directed in such a way it doesn’t need to take a clear-cut position on the question, because like all the director’s work it has no concern with convincing people of anything, but a great deal of interest in illuminating contemporary Italian society.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    The Look of Silence is perhaps even more riveting for focusing on one man’s personal search for answers as he bravely confronts his brother’s killers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Charmingly setting aside glamour for a turn at pure acting, Nicole Kidman zings up the already zingy script of Birthday Girl.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    It is all the more heart-wrenching for being realistic. Its portrait of child labor brooks no sentimentality and no cliches.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Though shot from the Palestinian P.O.V., the Dutch/Palestinian Film Foundation co-production is remarkably balanced, offering a convinced message of hope for the future.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    A delightfully unpredictable sleeper that proves new Argentine cinema really exists, Suddenly, by 26-year-old Diego Lerman, starts scary, moves through deadpan comic and comes out with a whimsical tenderness for its characters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Charming, smart and funny.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Though it sounds like an offbeat idea even for horror fans, the tech work is so well done that it could disarm unwary buffs attracted by the campy title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    As a tyro auteur, Tanovich has a heavy-handed way of delineating characters and situations that makes this well-meaning film awfully familiar at times.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    A visually exalting, emotionally horrifying view of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Salma Hayek makes the character an icon of female independence, courage and nonconformity, forecasting special appeal for women viewers.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Despite a few potholes of ennui along the way, pic has enough entertainment value to cross borders and titillate auds with its plentiful nudity and uninhibited sexual mores.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Apart from its historical interest, this tragic tale of religious extremism and misogyny is a very good film able to catch audiences up emotionally.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Constructed like an eerie, metaphorical thriller, this tense, riveting character study offers viewers nearly two hours of emotions with a stunning pay-off no one will be expecting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Radiates a warm humanity and uplifts the spirit. Subtle rather than sentimental, it lacks easy tears though attentive viewers will find it lacerating enough.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    A self-contained master class on cinema.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    In his second outing as a director, top thesp Sergio Castellitto (also playing the surgeon) takes the viewer on an emotion-filled ride and brings a violently masculine perspective to the story. However, it is Penelope Cruz who gives the film's knockout performance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Radha Mitchell stirs memories of complex Allen heroines from Annie Hall on down, even if the action is dispersed via a larger ensemble cast which he currently favors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    This enjoyable French pic welds together drama, melodrama and comedy.