Young Adam

  • Young Adam
  • Tilda Swinton, Ewan McGregor
  • Directed by David Mackenzie

Steamy sex and the sight of Ewan McGregor's dick — he's having it on with married Tilda Swinton — got this otherwise tepid movie, directed by David Mackenzie, slapped with an NC-17. The adultery and murder that follow when McGregor signs on to work for Swinton and her husband (Peter Mullan), on a barge navigating the waterways of Glasgow, elicit only stifled yawns.

From The Archives Issue 444: March 28, 1985