Youth in Revolt Reviews
01.08.10 by REELZ
Youth in Revolt, the coming-of-age comedy starring Michael Cera, was set for a 2009 release. It was delayed until January, a month that's typically studio dumping ground for movies that suck. That history suggests potential unwatchability, but based on early critic reviews, it ain't bad.
"...a cute, quaint, charming, and largely harmless little character study."
— Christopher Null, filmcritic.com
"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."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...the movie misses the dark hilarity and herky-jerky energy of C.D. Payne's 1993 young-adult novel on which it's based; there's too little color amid all the mayhem."
— Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"...a sweet and slight and often charming coming-of-age tale."
— Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The cult novel must continue its search for a worthy film adaptation."
— Robert Wilonsky, Village Voice