Grumpy Old Men Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is too pat and practiced to really be convincing, and the progress of Ariel's relationships with the two grumps seems dictated mostly by the needs of the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
This one has a moment or two, but the rest fails to click.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 6, 2014
So-so comedy with insults, sexual humor. No kid appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mediocre, regrettably.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Chris Cabin
May 27, 2009
What ruins the fun is the prattling need for structure outside the central rivalry
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Neil Martin
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A lot funnier than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I'm not even really sure where it gets lost, but it ends up going nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
There are a couple of belly laughs, but there's not much genuine spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Emanuel Levy
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
While it won't come close to my top 10 best list for 1993, it will be right up there among the pictures that I had the most fun watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Two old men who are challenged to savor life's pleasures and end their feud
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 26, 2009
...sort of a one-note picture, but luckily that one note is often pretty humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 21, 2010
the real reason this movie works is the fantastic, decades-honed chemistry of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If you poke through Grumpy's cheap sentimentality, you'll find a worthy picture somewhere.
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Brian Lowry
October 6, 2010
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