The Young One
The Young One (1960)

In this drama, adapted from Peter Matthiessen's story Travelin' Man, a black jazz musician is on the run after being falsely accused of raping a white woman. He settles in a small island community where he finds work as a handyman,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

[The film] is full of poetic asides and unexpected developments, revealing Bunuel's dark, philosophical wit at its most personal.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It gets under the skin of these characters, but offers little relief.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

provokes more discussions about life's existential problems than more conventionally moralistic filmmakers

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Fernando F. Croce

No other Bu˝uel picture boasts a more tangible, zestful feel for nature

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Michael Scheinfeld
TV Guide

Zachary Scott and Bernie Hamilton star as deadly adversaries on an island hell in Luis Bunuel's The Young One, a rarely shown English-language gem about racism and pedophilia.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rarely seen provocative racially and Lolita-like themed drama.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Poets have said that eyes are the windows to the soul, but Luis Bu˝uel believed that our legs and feet revealed more about us than any other parts of our bodies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
Bunuel in English! Wish the film was better. Bunuel's hallmarks are not all that visible beyond a taboo pedophilia element, and neither that nor the racism… More