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: December 14, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Youth Without Youth is pretentious as hell but so goofily in love with the idea of itself that you feel protective toward it, the way you would toward a platypus that has lost its way.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

The suspicion that all this froth builds up towards nothing but some poetic imagery is inexorably realized and sours the magic of the second half of the film.

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Daniel Kasman

Everything is futile in Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in over a decade, "Youth Without Youth", a sort of "Indiana Jones" meets pulp Proust.

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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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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.

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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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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Pablo Villaça
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.

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