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On Golden Pond Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
February 6, 2013
There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
June 7, 2011
When it sometimes seems the whole society has spiritually decamped for Tinseltown, the movie offers the hope that people can come home again-at least for a visit.
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Variety Staff
February 4, 2008
Without question, these are major, meaty roles for Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, and there could have been little doubt that the two would work superbly together.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Two of Hollywood's best-loved veterans deserved a far better swan song than this sticky confection.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Watching the movie, I felt I was witnessing something rare and valuable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
On Golden Pond is a mixed blessing, but it offers one performance of rare quality and three others that are very good. That's not half-bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The cinematic equivalent of shrink-wrapping, in which all of the ideas, feelings, characters, and images are neatly separated and hermetically sealed to prevent spoilage, abrasion, or any contact with the natural world.