Too Late to Die Young

critic Reviews

, 98% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Too Late to Die Young uses one family's experiences as the foundation for a dreamily absorbing drama with a poignant, lingering warmth.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I love this perfectly lovely little movie.
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    José TeodoroFilm Comment Magazine
    Too Late to Die Young's strengths lie in the expansiveness of both its portraiture and its mise en scène: while Hernández gives a moving, nuanced performance, Sofia's emotional turmoil is more affecting for being placed against those around her
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    Mike D'AngeloAV Club
    For better and worse (mostly better), Too Late To Die Young is a mood movie, situated on an emotional precipice.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    "Too Late to Die Young" almost has a timeless quality to it, a period unencumbered by outdated tech and dusty cultural references. But this dreamy world would not exist without the outside forces that go unmentioned.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    "Too Late to Die Young" doesn't pretend to show us everything, which makes it all the more remarkable just how much it sees.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    There's little plot in the traditional sense and much is purposely left unexplained. The movie feels like something culled from memory.
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    Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatSpirituality & Practice
    A coming-of-age and slice-of-life drama set in Chile.
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    Steven SheehanThe Digital Fix
    Visually, Castillo's hazy, nostalgic look back at this key period in the country's recent history is akin to watching events as seen through a series of washed out Polaroid pictures.
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    Alonso Díaz de la VegaCine Premiere
    Dominga Sotomayor returns to the nostalgia of childhood and finds space, even, for reverie and convention. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Bessie RubinsteinAnother Gaze
    A tender portrait of children deserting their fidelity to the optimism in which they can no longer believe.
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