100

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
Bursting with smart dialogue, surprising situations and humor that springs from richly imagined characters.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

A clever and often riotous burst of cynicism that pushes some pretty questionable ideas.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Some tacky animated sequences notwithstanding, Youth in Revolt is smart, cool and frequently hysterical.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The collision of adolescent hormones and parental folly, hardly new cinematic territory, gets a bracing absurdist slant in Youth in Revolt.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Youth in Revolt is basically an absurdist ramble, but a terrifically likable ramble.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a bitch telling a coming-of-age story minus clichés and sappiness. So Youth in Revolt, with Michael Cera in his best performance yet, is a small miracle.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
There are some good, sharp, surprising laughs in Youth in Revolt. So why does it feel so dreadfully familiar?
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Youth's screenplay, by Gustin Nash, is generally witty.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Timing is everything. And Youth in Revolt is late -- arriving not just at the tail end of the star's sell-by date for this particular kind of character, but more importantly at the tail end of the intended audience's attention span for an inconsequential Sundance-y tale of sexual coming-of-age.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While Cera is charming enough to keep us watching, he's never allowed to cut loose -- even though that's supposed to be the whole point of the movie.
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63 out of 100
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