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Roommates (1995)



Average Rating: 4.9/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 4
Rotten: 10

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Average Rating: N/A
Reviews Counted: 3
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 3


Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,462


Movie Info

In the film Happy New Year (1987), actor Peter Falk donned old-age makeup to play a senior citizen. Eight years later, he did it again, twice, in the TV movie remake of The Sunshine Boys (1995) and this film, a comedy-drama. Falk stars as Rocky Holzcek, a cantankerous 76-year-old Polish-American baker who insists, despite relatives' protests, upon adopting his young grandson Michael when the boy's parents pass away. Twenty years later, Michael (D.B. Sweeney) is a medical student who's forced to … More

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May 6, 2003


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Critic Reviews for Roommates

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (10)

A pretty forgotten little movie that has some poignant moments.

October 15, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Falk is good, but this is ultimately an exercise in shameless manipulation.

October 9, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Wonderful film that salutes the vitsal connections between grandparents and grandchildren.

Full Review… | August 30, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Roommates

Nice. Sweet. Moving. Peter Falk was great as the old geezer (though the makeup sometimes was questionable).

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Very good warmhearted and often humourous tearjerker about the relationship of cantankerous Polish-American baker and his grandson throughout 30 years.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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