• PG, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Mark Rydell
    In Theaters:
    Dec 4, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 20, 2001
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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On Golden Pond Reviews

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 6, 2013
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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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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June 7, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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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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February 4, 2008

Time Out
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Two of Hollywood's best-loved veterans deserved a far better swan song than this sticky confection.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Watching the movie, I felt I was witnessing something rare and valuable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2004
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
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