Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jul 3, 2014
    90
    [A] small, beautifully made film.
  2. 80
    For all the limitations of its setting and palette, this is a gorgeous, visually exciting movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Jul 17, 2014
    75
    Though the setting is a retreat from the world, where not terribly much happens, within its confines Lorenzo gets an eye-opener about both human frailty and interconnectedness, courtesy of someone even more troubled than he is.
  4. Reviewed by: Godfrey Cheshire
    Jul 5, 2014
    63
    Bertolucci is indeed a master, and Me and You evidences numerous thematic connections to his earlier work as well as constant proof of his distinctive gifts as a stylist.
  5. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Jul 1, 2014
    63
    Not even Bernardo Bertolucci's choice of a lead actor with visible facial acne scars, in a welcome gesture toward authenticity, is enough to overcome the gaping hole of psychological nuance at the center of the film.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Jul 5, 2014
    60
    Me And You is palpably frail cinema, its every movement heavy with its director’s strain and the reluctance of a kid shuffling off to do his chores. And yet it’s also compellingly clear that the movie has restored Bertolucci’s strength, just as it’s easy to see why this particular story was able to reach into the depths and rescue a titan of Italian cinema from his darkness.
  7. Reviewed by: Graham Fuller
    Jul 2, 2014
    60
    The director's "Stealing Beauty" and "The Dreamers" were both sympathetic but prurient films about teenage sensual awakenings. Me and You is sweeter and more resonant, and a potent comeback for the 73-year-old director of "Last Tango in Paris" and "The Last Emperor."
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jun 24, 2014
    60
    A slight but engaging two-hander.
  9. Reviewed by: Philip Kemp
    Jun 24, 2014
    60
    Script and acting are flawless – but set beside Bertolucci’s glory years (The Conformist, Last Tango In Paris, Novecento) it all feels a bit slight.
  10. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Jun 24, 2014
    60
    It’s a pleasing if minor piece of work, like a semi-precious stone that you’d still keep.
  11. Reviewed by: Daniel Green
    Jun 24, 2014
    60
    It remains remarkable that, at the grand old age of 73, Bertolucci is still making films of intelligence and guile, let alone features about teenage angst and sexual maturation.
  12. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Jul 5, 2014
    58
    The movie is an underwhelming coming-of-age fable that skirts around its own lurid undertones.
  13. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jul 1, 2014
    50
    More a tribute to youth and its discontents than a fresh exploration.
  14. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jun 24, 2014
    50
    Ultimately, such a stir-crazy two-hander can only be as interesting as its actors.
  15. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Jul 8, 2014
    42
    A minor effort at best, and disappointingly lacking a sense of energy or intent, Me And You is Bertolucci exercising his filmmaking muscles, but not flexing them.
  16. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Jun 24, 2014
    40
    A lot of banality gets passed off here as profound thought. That and the somewhat self-conscious actors make it difficult to engage much with either character.
  17. Reviewed by: Calum Marsh
    Jun 24, 2014
    40
    Bertolucci, despite his obvious affection for Lorenzo, can't help but seem out of touch, and his hero looks and sounds less like a modern-day teen than an old man's wistful idea of one.

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