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The Young Offenders — ‘Comic verve’
Plays like a gene-splicing experiment involving Bill Forsyth and Ken Loach.
The Young Offenders review – a crime bust into the big time
It's the most perceptive comic portrait of the adolescent male since The Inbetweeners, but with a naturalism that is unexpectedly disarming.
The Times: The Young Offenders Review
This exuberantly daft teenage comedy has some similarities to The Inbetweeners but with a kinder, gentler wit.
Sunday Times: The Young Offenders Review
It has something rare in movies of its type: a good heart, which it demonstrates in surprisingly sweet scenes between Conor and his mum (Hilary Rose).
‘The Young Offenders’ Will Remind You A Bit Of ‘The Goonies’ (If You Swap Cocaine For Pirate Treasure)
It's fortunate that our current boom era of streaming services can give second life to foreign films like this, ones that audiences stateside might otherwise have missed.
Empire: The Young Offenders Review
Raucously funny and winningly played, this is the best Irish comedy since Sing Street.
MOVIE REVIEW: The Young Offenders
The revelation of this film isn't the pseudo-criminal horseplay, which goes more than a little off the rails in the zany department by the climax. It's the wild relationship between Conor and Jock.
Radio Times: The Young Offenders
It's the bromantic banter between the hapless, but touchingly steadfast heroes and the moments of bleakly bruising slapstick that make this impeccably paced saga so genial and enjoyable.
One drugs haul, two scallywags and a low-budget gem that's fun and funny: The Young Offenders is a delightful Irish comedy
It's energetic and silly, but also rather sweet, smartly written and directed by Peter Foott and, at times, very funny indeed.
Independent Review: The Young Offenders
Writer-director Peter Foott fills the film with slapstick and with plenty of scabrous, witty dialogue.
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