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Strained and obvious political comedy that wastes some really great actors.
| Original Score: 2/5
Garner and Lemmon's chemistry save the film.
| Original Score: 3/5
Watch two grandmasters of comic timing snipe at each other for the length of a feature? Sure, where do I sign up?
| Original Score: 4/5
A gang-written comedy that doesn't have a political bone in its body, or much evidence of a funny one, either.
Shameless laughs flow off the prefab assembly line with sufficient regularity to please audiences with a taste for comfortable tradition spiced with a bit of contempo naughtiness.
Segal loses his light-comedy touch after the first hour and makes an unfunny mess of the final, 'crackpot' chase sequence.
You could do better at home with Rockford reruns.
The performers are first rate. Unfortunately, and all too often in movies these days, the script regularly lets them down.
| Original Score: 2/4
A shameless variation on the Grumpy Old Men films.
A pleasing but mediocre film, with a great cast, a great story and a misguided script.
The film has nothing going for it but the sentimental appeal of seeing two popular veteran actors riffing with each other.
Pardons for Lemmon and Garner, but none for the filmmakers.
Relies heavily on the kick of seeing famous, aging actors muttering vulgarities, doing mildly naughty things and making feeble attempts at political satire.
A very bad, uninspired comedy with slight leanings toward self-importance.
Places its emphasis on providing laughs. Which it does, in sufficient abundance.
Tickles the funnybone enough to squeak in as a winner.
It follows the formula, and does manage to produce several humorous moments.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The characters are likeable (especially James Garner's character), the situation is fresh, and the execution is competent.
I laughed, and I laughed hard from start to finish.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lemmon and Garner are so good that they raise this sitcom-style picture to a much higher level than it deserves.