Youth Without Youth (2007) After 10 years, Francis Ford Coppola has returned. The real question is whether what he's come back to is filmmaking. In this patchy and ponderous… 2007-12-14 R PT125M Mystery and Thriller Romance Alexandra Maria Lara Tim Roth Bruno Ganz Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Youth Without Youth (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Tim Roth, Youth Without Youth | WASTED YOUTH Tim Roth stars in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth
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WASTED YOUTH Tim Roth stars in Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth
EW's GRADE
F

Details Limited Release: Dec 14, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 125 Minutes; Genres: Mystery and Thriller, Romance; With: Alexandra Maria Lara and Tim Roth; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

After 10 years, Francis Ford Coppola has returned. The real question is whether what he's come back to is filmmaking. In this patchy and ponderous mystico-historical disaster, Tim Roth plays an old professor who regresses to his hardy adulthood after being struck by lightning. He's doing ''research'' on the origins of language, but who cares when Coppola, lurching through the post-war Romanian settings, has forgotten the language of storytelling? The movie is one soporific, depressed, deadeningly vague scene after another. F

Originally posted Dec 12, 2007 Published in issue #970 Dec 21, 2007 Order article reprints