• Young Ones (2014)

Young Ones

Release Date: October 17th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2015

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

In a future where water is scarce, a farmer (Michael Shannon) defends his land and hopes to rejuvenate his parched soil. However, his daughter's boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.

Cast: Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Andy McPhee, Aimee Mullins, Alex McGregor, Robert Hobbs

Director: Jake Paltrow

Genres: Science fiction , Drama

Production Co: Spier Films

Keywords: Engaging , Family , Underdog

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Paltrow shows a capable hand with the actors... However, the characters only intermittently engage our interest. show more

  • 75
    Clayton DillardSlant Magazine

    It avoids the typical trappings of the genre pastiche by utilizing its clear indebtedness to numerous other films as merely a starting point, rather than an end. show more

  • 38
    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com

    Paltrow, whose previous directorial feature was the somewhat more apt 2007 showbiz romcom “The Good Night,” is an attentive student of cinema, as his mini-homages to the likes of Antonioni and Lucas in this story testify. But his story is a veritable nothingburger, here and there recalling notes from the likes of “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood,” but never really connecting on levels emotional or intellectual. show more

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