Young Adam
First screened in September 2004
Director: David Mackenzie. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan, Emily Mortimer, Therese Bradley, Stuart McQuarrie, Pauline Turner, Ewan Stewart, Jack McElhone. Screenplay: David Mackenzie (based on the novel by Alexander Trocchi).

Twitter Capsule: McGregor's a deft cipher, and first half attains a kind of sooty sensuality until tone and tale go haywire in last act.

VOR:   Mackenzie is promising. Nice to see Swinton, McGregor from new sides (especially some sides). Incomplete, but tries to braid disparate tones. Old-fashioned in some ways: a blessing and a curse.

Photo © 2003 Recorded Picture Company/Scottish Screen/Film Council/
Future Films/HanWay Films, © 2004 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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