Young Ones

2014

Action / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi / Western

98
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 8444

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Cast

Nicholas Hoult as Flem Lever
Michael Shannon as Ernest Holm
Elle Fanning as Mary Holm
Kodi Smit-McPhee as Jerome Holm
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756.34 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
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English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
P/S 4 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 9 / 10

It's not "for" young ones

Let's get this right of the bat: This is a low budget movie and it is draining the viewer (slow paced). But just because you have some recognizable faces, do not expect this to be "Hollywood" (as one other reviewer did). And do not even think about comparing this to Tarantino. If that's what you expect/your whole extension of movie knowledge, do not read any further, but especially: do not watch this movie at all. You'll be doing yourself a favor mostly.

Back to the actors, who are giving extraordinary performances. No matter the age of the ones involved, we do get amazing on our screen. While to some it might seem there is no story, that is not true. It's just hidden well behind all that character driven development we're seeing. It's not a fun ride, but it's a well made one!

Reviewed by tinyfordst 7 / 10

What would Quentin Tarantino say?

Within the first 3 minutes of the film you can see that the writer and director is a big fan of Quentin's work, this is immediately evident by the over-splattered blood, and then this super obvious "Chapter 1" that appears on the screen. Now the obvious question is "does this film justify being put into chapters?" And personally I believe the answer is no.. the storyline just doesn't feel like chapters are needed because the whole film could actually be put into one chapter called "water crisis".

Now the acting, that's a different story, it's a bunch of actors who usually take supporting roles who all have to carry the film at the times when it feels like nothing happens and boy do they succeed! Michael Shannon sells his role like he always does and quite frankly one wouldn't rank him higher than any of the rest of the cast which is really good.

The photography is fresh considering this is a low budget film shot with South African equipment. You do get a hint of visual quality that is usually found in other South African films and that is a shame, I'm not sure if it is that the film is likely in 25FPS instead of the Hollywood 24FPS but there is a noticeable difference, whatever it is you get used to it quite quickly. The zooming resolutions are sure to impress you and the Google BigDog feels like one of the cast with an emotional connection as well.

All in all I wouldn't discourage anyone from watching this film, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want to see a good film either. If you have extra time on your hands and want to see what you shouldn't do when copying other directors go for this, if you want to see a film about how to correctly execute a low budget, then go for this as well.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

second half falls apart

In the near future, water has become scarce. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) is struggling to survive on his farm as other farms are failing around him. Mary Holm (Elle Fanning) and Jerome Holm (Kodi Smit-McPhee) are his two kids. His wife is living in an institution after an accident that left her disabled. He fights off bandits and scraps by on dwindling supplies. He supplies government workers as they drill for water promising a share for irrigation. Mary is love with scheming Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult) who has a plan of his own.

The most compelling aspect of this movie may be the robotic mules. This movie should climax with the confrontation between Flem and Ernest. Instead, it keeps going and it changes into something different. The first half has a simplicity to its sci-fi western plot. The second half bogs down as it expands. It also doesn't help to lose Michael Shannon. There is a nice desolate world being created which falls apart.

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