Youth Without Youth
Youth Without Youth (2007)

A professor's life changes after a cataclysmic incident during the dark years before WWII. Becoming a fugitive, he is pursued through far-flung locations including Romania, Switzerland, Malta and India.

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although visually appealing, Coppola's latest film mixes too many genres with a very confusing plot.

Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Youth Without Youth smacks of vanity project from the first poetic moments to the last, and whose vanity lays a stronger claim to the big screen than Francis Ford Coppola's?

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A terrible mess of mystical mumbo jumbo, but you have to give Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth this: It is one magnificent and interesting failure of a film.

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Fernando F. Croce

Finds the filmmaker admirably working without a safety net

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Youth Without Youth is so beautiful, in fact, that it almost transcends the epic bunkum of Coppola's script. But almost doesn't count, even when it is uttered in ancient tongues.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Unfortunately, Youth becomes so lost in its own conceptual, convoluted vortex, it becomes virtually incomprehensible.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Nem mesmo a bela fotografia e a impecável direção de arte conseguem salvar esta bagunça narrativa que, sob a desculpa de promover uma discussão metafísica, faz Coppola parecer um cineasta em início de carreira.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Although it's easy to admire what [Coppola] was attempting to do with Youth Without Youth, the movie fails on such a thorough and complete level that to call it a noble attempt isn't really fair: It's really a colossal miscalculation.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Francis Ford Coppola's first film in 10 years deserves serious attention, but this massive dose of Nembutal only manages to render you too comatose to think.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Very much a film of this era, its director returning after a ten-year absence from the cinema with a peculiar little masterpiece about things unrecoverable in time.

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