Time Out says
As a documentary, ‘Young@Heart’ is perfectly adequate – interviews with very personable characters interspersed with concert footage and more intimate moments of tragedy, sickness, even death. But director Stephen Walker can’t disguise the fact that Young@Heart are a novelty act, and a pretty dreadful one. Through covers of Sonic Youth, Talking Heads and The Clash, the music is never more than limp karaoke – by which token the filmmakers’ and even audiences’ interest in the band begins to feel more than a little patronising. Sure, these ‘zesty’, ‘lively’ old folks are enjoying themselves. The question is why on earth we should be expected to watch.