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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Jamie S. Rich
    Apr 3, 2014
    91
    Young & Beautiful is mysterious and erotic, though the ending may leave some as cold as Isabelle.
  2. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    May 27, 2013
    90
    A fascinating contemplation of adolescent sexuality that will be a star-making platform for its young lead, Marine Vacth.
  3. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 27, 2013
    83
    At times a rich, intimate observation of emerging sexuality, the movie also maintains a quiet, observational rhythm that peaks around wintertime when things grow dark for the character and then more or less watches her grow up.
  4. Reviewed by: James Mottram
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    Ozon keeps the melodrama at bay to deliver a typically subversive study of growing pains. And in Vacth he’s found a real star-in-waiting.
  5. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    Apr 3, 2014
    80
    Another typically assured piece of work from Ozon with a showstopping turn from newcomer Vacth.
  6. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    May 27, 2013
    80
    A nuanced, emotionally temperate study of a precocious youth.
  7. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    May 27, 2013
    80
    François Ozon’s Young & Beautiful is, in the very best sense, a film that won't add up.
  8. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Apr 3, 2014
    60
    François Ozon's new film is a luxurious fantasy of a young girl's flowering: a very French and very male fantasy, like the pilot episode of the world's classiest soap opera... But this is well-crafted and well-acted.
  9. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    May 27, 2013
    60
    It's to Ozon's credit that he never serves up easy answers.
  10. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    May 27, 2013
    50
    Ozon wants to have it both ways with Young & Beautiful, using a young woman's risk-filled sexual awakening as an illustration of coming-of-age, while also demanding a realism from a situation that he keeps far from being rationalized and justified.

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