91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
They also make joyful music, communicated, both by the singers and their playful, sensitive documentarian, with an authority that quite knocks off socks.
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88

Chicago Tribune

An exuberant, affectionate documentary.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
British director Stephen Walker approached this project with wide-eyed good humor.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Vibrant and vivacious documentary.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A heartening and poignant affirmation of the transformative power of music.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Sloppily made at times and it comes close to wearing out its welcome, but you can't blame Walker for not wanting to let his subjects go. And as the movie progresses, a viewer begins to understand why: These people are literally singing for their lives.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
One of the most delightful movies to come along this year.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A liberating experience.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
What makes Young@Heart such an ingratiating experience goes far deeper than the novelty of seeing old people singing hard rock tunes.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It's truly inspiring to watch Fred Knittle, 81 and tethered to an oxygen tank, perform a riveting solo of Coldplay's "Fix You" after his singing partner dies shortly before the show.
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75 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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