Deborah Young

Deborah Young
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) An original social farce where men become the monkeys. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet About Love (2019) It's a small, unpretentious film about ordinary people, but Phadke achieves a nice balance, based on her respect for each family member as a person. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
No Score Yet The Jesus Rolls (2020) Though Turturro turned this small part into a memorable character for the Coens, Quintana is not so reliably funny here, especially headlining a whole movie of very intermittent charm. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
No Score Yet Shindisi (2019) A model of quietly powerful filmmaking that describes the experience of warfare from multiple viewpoints. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
100% La Llorona (2019) A haunting evocation of revenge and suspense. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
No Score Yet White on White (Blanco en blanco) (2019) Seductive, distressing and unforgettable. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
100% Kabul, City in the Wind (2018) The achingly affectionate remembrance of a troubled city. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
No Score Yet Noura's Dream (Noura rêve) (2019) The film's fresh, open-minded approach supports a married woman with a lover, offering a complex moral perspective within a realistic story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
80% Lara (2019) An engaging put-down that blossoms into complexity. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
No Score Yet Beyond the Raging Sea (2019) An edge-of-your-seat ordeal at sea spookily mirrors the refugee crisis. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
No Score Yet They Say Nothing Stays the Same (Aru sendo no hanashi) (2019) It's a dreamy, unexpectedly rigorous debut that starts frustratingly slowly but ends with an emotional bang... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% Son-Mother (Pesar-Madar) (2019) One of the saddest stories to come out of recent Iranian cinema, and that's saying a lot. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
60% 37 Seconds (2019) A refreshingly unbiased look at a real heroine. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
No Score Yet Bring Me Home (Find Me) (Na-reul cha-ja-jwo) (2019) Shot in stark contrasts and laced with sudden, jarring plot turns, this feature debut abounds in psychological horror... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
No Score Yet Certified Mail (Bi Elm El Wossul) (2019) A sensitive, harrowing tale about an emotionally fragile young wife and mother who has to face the trials of Job when her husband is arrested. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Our Lady of the Nile (Notre-Dame du Nil) (2019) An engrossing tale of growing tension that explodes into violence. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
100% Weathering with You (2020) Once again, Shinkai takes sure aim at the teenage market and its taste for romance and magical realism. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2019
71% The Sky Is Pink (2019) For those who like head-on, immersive emotional experiences at the movies, The Sky Is Pink may be a direct hit. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
100% Workforce (Mano de obra) (2019) Though modestly made, this drama is both fleet - at just 82 minutes - and very precise, steadily working its way toward a payoff that is understated yet packs a punch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
88% Coming Home Again (2019) Shot in a light-filled San Francisco apartment, it's a far cry from dreary or depressing, but it also doesn't offer any easy way to enter its emotional territory. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
No Score Yet State Funeral (2019) This cannily edited selection of rare archive footage reveals the peak of the people's mind-born terror, and it is the beginning of the end. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% Collective (Colectiv) (2019) [A] fast-paced shocker that communicates its urgency to the viewer. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
83% Color Out of Space (2019) A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
64% The Other Lamb (2019) Malgorzata's command of her medium makes the film a pleasure to watch... - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
No Score Yet Atlantis (2019) [A] dark yet humanly luminous story. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
78% The Friend (2019) Overlaying the drama with the false cheer of lively music and bouts of humor, the story feels out of touch with the very emotions it desperately tries to evoke. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
71% Radioactive (2019) A timely reminder of this exceptional woman's achievements. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) More existential, less funny. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
87% The Painted Bird (2019) Adapted from Jerzy Kosinski's 1965 novel of the same title, The Painted Bird receives its ideal film treatment in Vaclav Marhoul's heart-wrenching Czech Republic/Ukraine/Slovakia co-production. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
80% No.7 Cherry Lane (Ji Yuan Tai Qi Hao) (2019) A superbly imaginative work of adult animation. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
No Score Yet Fellini Never-Ending (Fellini fine mai) (2019) In the spirit of its ungrammatical title, it's not the easiest film to navigate but there are gems to be found. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
No Score Yet Balloon (Qiqiu) (2019) Delicate, playful and slightly mystical. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet 5 Is the Perfect Number (5 è il numero perfetto) (2019) Thrillingly stylish, though emotionally not so compelling. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet The Mayor of Rione Sanità (Il sindaco del Rione Sanità) (2019) It is certainly one of the director's more successful films, but it suffers from the same intellectual barriers that have made his work so difficult to access for general audiences. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
59% An Officer and a Spy (J'accuse) (2019) The result is oddly lacking in heart and soul, almost as though a mask of military discipline held it in check. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
94% The Perfect Candidate (2019) What the film lacks in sophistication it makes up in intuition, entwining the long-time taboos of music (especially the female voice) and women's active participation in political life in a positive storyline. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
No Score Yet The Scarecrows (Les Épouvantails) (2019) Employing an almost all-female cast, Bouzid, who also wrote the screenplay, shows women not just as victims but as lawyers, doctors and caring mothers caught in a tangle of reasons and feelings, laws and injustices. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
No Score Yet The Fourth Wall (2019) In spite of a camera that seems to be constantly moving... the actors feel blocked out on a stage and the overall effect is pretty static. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
No Score Yet Radius (Trijya) (2019) An unusually sensitive and well-made coming-of-ager that should particularly connect with questioning under-30's. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet Inhale-Exhale (2019) Subtle, dark and haunting. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
No Score Yet Vortex (2019) A nicely made thriller that's soft on the action, but with flawed characters you can believe in and hope will survive their foot and car chases pursued by similarly humanized desperadoes. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
No Score Yet Diner (2019) The entertainment quotient is high and should hit the outré spot with local teen audiences and manga addicts in general. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
No Score Yet Castle of Dreams (Ghasr-e Shirin) (2019) Nimbly teases out the meaning of fatherhood and the responsibility it entails. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet Spring Tide (2019) An unstructured but still intense family drama. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet Trees Under the Sun (2019) A man's life as product of nature and society. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
No Score Yet Pacarrete (2019) It is a film that bears watching to the end, if nothing else for Cartaxo's extraordinary ability to be fascinating and liberating, whatever her state of mind. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Return (Fu Xiang Xin) (2019) The unique relationship between Jiang and Jen is at the heart of the film, and the two fine actors add realism to it, yet one waits in vain for their emotions to touch the audience. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet Beautiful Voyage (2019) It will take a dedicated fan of romance novels to succumb to the schmaltz of Beautiful Voyage, a step back for director Zhang Jiarui. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet Sunset Over Mulholland Drive (2019) Taken on its own limited terms the film is a passably pleasant affair, primarily of interest as a chance to spend some quality time with folks that anyone would love to have as a grandparent. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
40% Tlamess (2019) Existential thoughts from kindergarten. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019