Wasted on the Young
Wasted on the Young (2010)

A young woman finds her reputation is at stake when she refuses to date a charming bully in this intelligent teen drama from Australia. Xandrie (Adelaide Clemens) is a smart, pretty girl who is attending an exclusive private school favored… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Dunks
Onya Magazine

Wasted on the Young's pulsating soundtrack, immediate direction by first time filmmaker Lucas ... and Leanne Cole's hectic editing all lend the film a vibrancy that is sorely lacking in a lot of cinema these days.

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Wasted on the Young is a slick and striking film that presents a disturbingly recognisable world of plutocratic rule in the dark heart of Australian society.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

This dramatic tale of that sense of entitlement that some people have to get away with any violation, and revenge via modern media is an absolute winner for me.

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Luke Buckmaster
Crikey

A scorching ultra modern morality fable that uses school grounds, party houses and internet connections as stomping grounds for social allegory.

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

The icy, stone-faced performances from an obviously committed young cast don't help matters.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Wasted on the Young packs an emotional and visual punch, yet its lack of likeable characters and inherently despairing attitude makes this one cynically violent trip back to the school yard.

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Marc Fennell
Triple J

Visually impressive, but the script needed a big angry red pen taken to it. Oh, and does every character need to shuffle around like they're in a My Chemical Romance video clip?

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's very, very strikingly done.

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I'm not convinced that there's a clear message but this is still a film worth your attention. The editing is sharp and the cinematography is striking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
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'Wasted on the Young'. A party gone wrong with devastating consequences. Destructive, tense, and two wonderful lead performances.
Luke Eberhard
Stylistic Australian thriller of riverting and thought provoking atomosphere. This is original enough to keep me on the edge of my seat, and once again its… More