Deborah Young
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For 187 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 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Deborah Young's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Gangs of Wasseypur
Lowest review score: 30 Father and Son
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 187
187 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The special effects are quality fun, the humor only a little Japanese, and the story boasts the offbeat genre twists Miike lovers clamber for.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The story of Mohamed, who leaves behind his normal life for the money and excitement of piracy, is illuminating, even if he is never a terribly sympathetic character that the viewer can warm up to.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    An inspired mix of realism, humor and metaphor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    A flashback to the playfully tender East Euro cinema of yore with a forceful if predictable punch in the closing reel, Rajko Grlic's Border Post marks a virile comeback for the Croatian veteran after his weak-kneed "Josephine."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Hits its stride from the opening scenes and continues hilariously for a while, before declining into more of same. Its undeniable appeal lies in shocking frankness shackled to irony, a combo that should attract indie lovers with psychoanalytic leanings and droll senses of humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Simplicity and maturity of vision are the virtues here, good qualities but perhaps a little too understated for major attention-grabbing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Despite its grim subject, the powerful storytelling projects the strongly affirmative message that it's a miracle to be alive and bear witness to those who did not survive. This memorable film, one of Techine's best, is in no way limited to gay viewers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Though it risks political incorrectness every step of the way, film is more a pleasant laugher than a sharp-edged satire.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    An impressively mature directing debut from Italian actress Valeria Golino, who crafts an often engrossing character study around an assisted suicide activist.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Documentary has the fascination of watching an African "Judge Judy" with a more important case load. It also offers the satisfaction of seeing the law being used to change patterns of social injustice.
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    • 70 Deborah Young
    Gentle, touching tale.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    A fairly successful attempt at satire, though given the subject, there's a lot of darkness under the carpet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    While there are implicit references to the horrors of the Soviet and post-Soviet state and to the 20th century in general, this monstrously overflowing film seems to aim even higher.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Though convincingly set in the lower depths of Lima, the story embodies a universal truth about the experience of former soldiers in many times and places.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    A film that lingers in the memory in spite of being rather irritating to watch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    This film is straight out of the bottle with no metaphoric or psychological pretensions.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    On his first trip behind the camera, the British-Iranian Amini shows his skill at working with actors and sensing the way they can fill out literary characters. His screenplay generally feels more naturalistic than Highsmith, the dialogue less spare.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    As it explores the limits of human endurance, the pic should suck even landlubbers into a whirlpool of gripping adventure, overblown ambitions and sheer human folly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    While the exact secret to the film’s high-grossing recipe remains a bit of a mystery, it probably has to do with the good-humored chemistry between the unlikely partners, pushing the limits of censorship in the sexual-innuendo department, and a well-written off-the-wall script that makes audiences laugh out loud.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The buoyant little comedy 12:08 East of Bucharest puts its finger on the problem in the best tradition of East European humor, savvy but concrete, gentle but sharp as a knife.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    After a tedious start building up the boys' lives and friendship, feature bow by Elmar Fischer becomes deeply engrossing in its second half, as the viewer learns of the hero's anguish and doubts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Those on both sides of the great Cuba divide should find food for thought in these sober, realistic reflections.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Elusive and elliptical as it is, this is one of the most accessible films in Oliveira's recent repetoire.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Shot like the grunge version of a '50s noir thriller from France (or Soviet Georgia), the black-and-white 13 (Tzameti) turns into a shocker of Tarantino proportions in protracted sequences of explosive violence that leave viewers quaking.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The film has a winning combo of excitement and topicality.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Though the storyline is dirt simple and not particularly meaningful or involving, the action in this character-driven film is scintillatingly sexy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The whole project is saved largely thanks to the subtext of ethnic discrimination that runs through the film, and two riveting central performances, which overcome a wobbly start to find emotional balance by the final reel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The sunny, soap-and-water characters and thoroughly upbeat message may not be the stuff great films are made of, but in Jackie & Ryan the modesty of the story, the simple story-telling and honest emotions all come together in a satisfying whole.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    It is a strange cross-breed between an old-fashioned WWII epic full of genre cliches and a modern update whose meticulous historical recreation is frighteningly real.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Dan Algrant’s lyrical recreation of a father-son relationship seen over time, through memory and music, has a sense of urgent originality that works even apart from its great Tim Buckley score.

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