Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
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  1. Bursting with smart dialogue, surprising situations and humor that springs from richly imagined characters.
  2. 88
    An improbable but hilarious combine of losin’-it comedies and the rarefied, Europhile air of the Cinema du Twee.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. TimG.
    Jan 13, 2010
    5
    The movie is too busy trying to be artistic to succeed in actually being funny.
  2. BobbyS.
    Jan 10, 2010
    10
    Awesome movie freakin hilarious.
  3. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    Maybe it's because Nick Twisp reminds me a little of myself... Michael Cera plays another awkward role (which he always does well) as aMaybe it's because Nick Twisp reminds me a little of myself... Michael Cera plays another awkward role (which he always does well) as a teenager who struggles without seeing his true love. Youth In Revolt is smart, sophisticated and charming reminding me of similar movies such as Adventureland and Easy A. It's not a laugh out loud comedy but it does deliver a warming, relatable character in the split personality of Nick Twisp. Even when he's causing trouble, you feel like rooting for Cera. When he's not, you almost feel the frustration his character is going through. Full Review »