Young Ones


Action / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 8303


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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
23.976 fps
1hr 40 min
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1hr 40 min
P/S 7 / 9

Movie Reviews

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.

Reviewed by Tina Willis 7 / 10

Guilt;Greed;Blame;Betrayal;Murder;Revenge...On a Slow Burn Served Well Done

This was an unusual mix of post apocalyptic, sci-fi, western drama. How many movies can you say THAT about? And I liked it. A lot.

This isn't a typical strait forward JUST post apocalyptic/dystopian, or JUST Sci-fi movie and fans of these particular genres may be quite disappointed in this film. I suppose this movie isn't for every one, but in reading my review I believe you will get a good idea, (without any spoilers)if it is a type of film you may enjoy.

Like all good movies, IMHO, the focus is not on the setting but rather the characters humanness and how they react and feel in outrageous and/or unusual, difficult situations.

The acting was top notch good to excellent. I have liked everything Michael Shannon has done and became a new fan of Kodi Smit-McPhee, the actor that played Jerome. The story was character driven, which allowed me to fairly quickly care about the characters. There is a lot of dialogue and just a bit of action, so again action loving viewers, may be disappointed.

The cinematography was wonderful! It really set the tone for a dry and hot waste-land. I didn't notice the editing, which means the editor did his/her job. The special effects EXCELLENT. The camera use was good in that it gave us a variety of different types of shots and angels (zoom in close-ups like the old westerns) and interestingly, red- and black outs, fade in and outs, etc. The score was noticeably good and in some places excellent.

Within 40 minutes the movie had taken directions I didn't see coming.

The second half of the movie was paced more quickly and the twists and turns along with the tension started building, becoming for a short while a psychological thriller.

This film showcases full realistic characters that develop and change around a story about Guilt, Greed, Blame, Betrayal, Murder, and Revenge, in an unusual setting. What's not to love about that?

Although I would ordinarily rate this a 7 (that's HIGH for me) I am going to rate this a 9 to help bring up the score. Perhaps that will draw some viewers like me, who will better appreciate this movie.

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