Deborah Young

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For 332 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Deborah Young's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library
Lowest review score: 30 Adored
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 332
332 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Film has major assets in Walter Carvalho's stunning landscapes and livewire young lead Hermila Guedes, but overall, it's too uninvolving.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Has a terrible fascination that glues viewers to the screen. At the same time, audience patience is tested.
    • 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
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Though not every moment is fascinating to watch, most moments are, and adult audiences should find its frank presentation of the diversity of intimacy thought-provoking and possibly therapeutic.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Radha Mitchell stirs memories of complex Allen heroines from Annie Hall on down, even if the action is dispersed via a larger ensemble cast which he currently favors.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Deborah Young
    Takes the refined work of Iranian helmer Abbas Kiarostami up another notch to ever more metaphoric ground.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    Mug
    This study in weathering adversity and adjusting to what life hands you makes some worthy points about human and institutional callousness.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    The story is narrated, off and on, by tag-along Wilson, but Garcia Bernal is in full control of the film.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    [A] forceful presentation of an ever-timely topic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 60 Deborah Young
    Film's pared-down look has a stylish simplicity.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    Radiates a warm humanity and uplifts the spirit. Subtle rather than sentimental, it lacks easy tears though attentive viewers will find it lacerating enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Pic's rediscovery in the capitalist U.S., and its reappraisal as a masterpiece of visual pyrotechnics, gives Brazilian documaker Vicente Ferraz's tale an upbeat final twist -- after some mid-film doldrums.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The film has a winning combo of excitement and topicality.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    Takes the viewer on a mysterious and sporadically fascinating trip into the darkness of the human heart and Thai legend.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The tense triangle among the girl and her two moms unfolds against an interesting backdrop: a stark setting in rural Sardinia, where tall cliffs and dirt roads criss-cross a shrub-infested desert. Its general wildness is underlined in the first scene at a local bronco-busting rodeo.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Deborah Young
    Not a cheerful watch: It's a shocking portrayal of rampant racism.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Deborah Young
    Pic stays on the surface, without attempting any exploration of painful depths. Result is at best amusing; at worst, uninvolving, often confusing, and sometimes a little boring.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Deborah Young
    The flurry of characters takes a long time to get straight, and identification is made even harder by the nervous handheld camerawork and rapid-fire editing that makes no concessions. But no matter: the film comes into its element in the imaginative action scenes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Deborah Young
    It's the kind of cartoonish film where, no matter what the odds and how many bullets are flying at our heroes, they never get seriously injured.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Deborah Young
    This enjoyable French pic welds together drama, melodrama and comedy.

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