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Old Dogs Reviews

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Giles Hardie
December 23, 2009
Those expecting new tricks or even vaguely inventive laughs from Old Dogs or its two waning stars should heed the obvious cliche.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
November 25, 2009
An often riotously funny slapstick farce that ought to appeal to moviegoers of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 24, 2009
...the family comedy of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dustin Putman
November 24, 2009
A flawed but likable piece of fluff with zany antics and earnest sentiment to spare. Its infectious energy and naively big heart gradually win you over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 24, 2009
Predictable as the premise is, Travolta's and Williams' unpredictability makes for some chortle-worthy slapstick, less of Laurel & Hardy vintage than of Abbott & Costello swill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
September 17, 2012
A cringe-worthy crude comedy that has more bark than bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
Heartless, brainless and unable to do anything with what it does have to offer, Old Dogs doesn't know who it's for or what it's offering. It just needs to get made because people have to have something to do. Spare yourself and your kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Nick Rogers
October 1, 2010
John Travolta and Robin Williams are no strangers to shamelessness. But not even they can walk away from "Old Dogs" with a shred of dignity - a mean-spirited, insulting "family" film that essentially pees down its leg and calls it comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Simon Foster
August 9, 2010
Featuring a mixed-up-medication gag, a guy-in-a-gorilla-suit gag and a suntan-gone-wrong gag...well, you begin to understand the level of inspiration that went into the execution of the film.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 5, 2010
Um embaraço para todos os envolvidos - inclusive o público.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 4, 2010
It's aggressively awful, and manages to push its worst gags so numbingly off the scale that we're left slack-jawed in disbelief
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Record [UK]
April 2, 2010
A trip to the vets is needed, to have this dog of a movie, quietly put down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 22, 2010
The jokes are played painfully safe and not even the fleeting presence of a few a name faces detracts from the sheer inanity of the plot and outright creepiness of the film's central pairing.
Derek Malcolm
This is London
March 22, 2010
Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
March 22, 2010
[Travolta and Williams] engage in a torrent of slapstick set-ups that are neither witty nor funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2010
You've never experienced horror until you've seen Robin Williams in a Speedo getting a spray tan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 22, 2010
A slapdash embarrassment of feeble age gags and cultural stereotypes, Old Dogs is at once crass, corny, amateurish, insulting, uninspired, deeply phoney and extraordinarily unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 31, 2011
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 25, 2009
Travolta, who delivers an impressively enthusiastic performance, seems to have no idea that he's stuck in one of the year's worst movies. The perpetually pained expression on Williams' face, however, suggests he knows otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 25, 2009
Is any of it believable for even one moment? Of course not. Do some of the jokes work? Sure.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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