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Young Adam

5 Ratings: 3.2
A movie directed by David Mackenzie

Few movies are as vividly tactile asYoung Adam. The way the cold blue light of Scotland envelopes everything--wooden bannisters, rippling water, rough fabric, coal soot caked in human skin, and flesh itself--makes you feel like you could reach out and … see full wiki

Director: David Mackenzie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release Date: April 16, 2004
MPAA Rating: NC-17
3 reviews about Young Adam
review by . May 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
An intriguing film with excellent performances, for the emotionally uninvolved
The red warning light is blinking by the side of the canal: Spoilers ahead for Young Adam.       How would she have done it, asks Les Gault after he and Joe Taylor fished a dead woman clothed only in a petticoat from the cold water next to the barge Joe works on. She'd take off her coat and her blouse and her dress, Joe says, "then shed her stockings and hold them out so that they blew in the breeze like pennants before she let them float off into the night. And …
review by . June 11, 2006
What an emotionless portrayal of an emotionless man. Ewan yet again proves that he is a force in both the Hollywood community and in the independent forum. Not only for having the bravery to go against American cliché and fight to keep his full frontal nudity in the film, but also for having the gumption to take this role. To me there's nothing "young" about this character, he was a mature man that desperately needed to find himself and clear his conscience. This movie should of been called "Lost …
review by . September 21, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
The haunting beauty of Alexander Trocchi's book YOUNG ADAM was in the descriptive language, a gift of creating the atmospheric visual from the use of carefully chosen words. In collaborating with Trocchi by making the book visual, writer/director David Mackenzie has succeeded in capturing the atmosphere of working class Scotland circa 1950 with all the dank and dark meanderings of a river barge outside of Glasgow on the river Clyde, the scene of all the action in this unique mystery of death and …
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