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
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    • 70 Deborah Young
    Playing dual roles as a rich Irish businessman riding the economic boom and his down-and-out twin, Gleeson animates Boorman's amusing Prince and the Pauper screenplay, which sports a dark social underbelly that puts Ireland's rich-poor divide centerstage
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Brings peaks of violence and suspense to the vivid story of a young East European prostitute-turned-cleaning lady intent on carrying out a mysterious mission in Italy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Along with the continual build-up of tension and threatened (more than shown) violence, pic is notable for its brutal depiction of the sex industry.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Images and metaphors whimsicially combine in a fine, fast-flowing documentary introducing the Baha'i faith.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Wong is such a fine, subtle actor that it comes as a surprise to find him a superb martial artist as well, as he convincingly demonstrates the superiority of Ip Man’s technique over competing schools.
    • 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
    It would be hard to find two more contrasting actresses than Otto and Pires, but Barreto plays off their differences in culture and personality.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The central performances by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff hold the film together with the intensity of their brotherly affection and support.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Abu-Assad and his cinematographer Ehab Assal have every shot under control and rarely need to go overboard to convey a strong emotion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    What is most endearing is the delicacy with which writer-director Ritesh Batra reveals the hopes, sorrows, regrets and fears of everyday people without any sign of condescension or narrative trickery.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Young leads Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaidou – both experienced film actors – grow in stature as the film progresses to the achingly real final scene, where they are extraordinarily intense and effective.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Lam’s filmmaking team deliver thrills on schedule with solid effects, crisp shooting and fast cutting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    This film is straight out of the bottle with no metaphoric or psychological pretensions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Closed Curtain is a moody, intellectually complex film that requires good will and brainwork on the part of the viewer to penetrate and enjoy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Once Pacino is surrounded by other characters, the comedy comes thick and fast and the material begins to come together in an absurd sort of way.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The last sequence takes the esoterism one step farther, in a beautiful ending that seems to link European wealth to those long-ago events in Latin America.
    • 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.
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    • 60 Deborah Young
    Pleasantly watchable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    Silly, childish fun and as relaxing to watch as good American TV fiction -- and with a very similar world view.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    Has the comically grotesque appeal of a Fellini film and could reach out to auds in specialized release. It lacks the originality and invention to go much beyond that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    A low-structure, high-involvement Brazilian free-for-all destined to take its place among hellish prison films, Carandiru plants a fist in the viewer's stomach.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    Holding the film together are simple but strong B&W visuals of offbeat types sitting around a table smoking and drinking java while they talk.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    Argento fans lusting for a classy slasher movie of the "Suspiria"/"Opera" variety are headed for a disappointing rendezvous with an old-fashioned police thriller, upgraded by serious actors in the main roles.

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