May 28, 2006
Cannes. Juventude Em Marcha.Mike D'Angelo at Nerve on Pedro Costa's Colossal Youth: "[P]erhaps the kindest thing I can do is note that most viewers will find it an endurance test, and then just move on. There's a tiny, self-selecting audience for this sort of ultra-austere art film." At Time, Mary and Richard Corliss pluck the best bit from Justin Chang's review in Variety, the part where he calls it "a numbing, nearly three-hour fusion of documentary and dramatic essay that will hold the Portuguese director's coterie of fans in rapt attention while proving a colossal bore to everyone else." The Hollywood Reporter's Ray Bennett agrees that "its lack of narrative pace will exhaust the patience of most audiences."
Posted by dwhudson at May 28, 2006 6:46 AM