‘Youth In Revolt’ Movie Gets Great Reviews From Top Critics
‘Youth In Revolt’ movie gets great reviews from top critics. Top movie critics apparently loved Dimension Film’s new comedy flick, “Youth in Revolt” just as much as I did. They gave it mostly Bs and only one C. It stars: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Steve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Jean Smart, Ari Graynor, Fred Willard, Zach Galifianakis, Mary Kay Place, and Rooney Mara.
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe gave it a B-. He stated, “The movie’s based on a popular series of books by C.D. Payne that are smarter, funnier, and more filthy-minded than you’d expect.”
Roger Ebert over at the Chicago Sun-Times gave it a B rating. He said, “One of the secrets of Youth in Revolt is that Nick seems bewildered by his own desires and strategies.”
Matt Pais of the Chicago Tribune gave it a B-, stating, “Youth in Revolt” is pretty hard to buy into but it’s an enjoyable ride, mostly due to director Miguel Arteta’s behind-the-beat rhythm and Cera’s combination of crazy eyes and open heart.
Leslie Gornstein from E! Online gave it a whopping A-. She said, “The dialogue is typical 21st-century teen comedy, meaning it’s overwritten and too clever by half, à la Juno, but watching Cera morph between two opposite ends of the comedy spectrum makes up for that—at least, for comedy fans.”
Lisa Schwarzbaum from Entertainment Weekly gave it a C+ rating. She stated, “the movie misses the dark hilarity and herky-jerky energy of C.D. Payne’s 1993 young-adult novel on which it’s based.”
Hollywood Reporter’s Sheri Linden gave it a B+. She said it was, “a rollicking comedy.” Manhola Dargis over at the New York Times rated it a B. She stated it was, “sweet and slight and often charming.”
James Berardinelli from Reelviews gave it a B-. He said, “A shadow of the novel from which it has been adapted.” Peter Travers at Rolling Stone gave it a B-. He said, “Director Miguel Arteta, working from a tight script by Gustin Nash, tinges the mirth with malice.”
Amy Biancolli from the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a B+. She stated it was, “a clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes some pretty questionable ideas.”
USA Today’s Claudia Puig gave it a B- rating, stating, “Snappy banter is always preferable to predictable chatter, but it also can sound excessively and formally scripted.” I actually saw the movie today. It was totally hilarious.
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