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Old Dogs Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
September 17, 2012
A cringe-worthy crude comedy that has more bark than bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
Heartless, brainless and unable to do anything with what it does have to offer, Old Dogs doesn't know who it's for or what it's offering. It just needs to get made because people have to have something to do. Spare yourself and your kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
October 1, 2010
John Travolta and Robin Williams are no strangers to shamelessness. But not even they can walk away from "Old Dogs" with a shred of dignity - a mean-spirited, insulting "family" film that essentially pees down its leg and calls it comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
August 9, 2010
Featuring a mixed-up-medication gag, a guy-in-a-gorilla-suit gag and a suntan-gone-wrong gag...well, you begin to understand the level of inspiration that went into the execution of the film.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 5, 2010
Um embaraço para todos os envolvidos - inclusive o público.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 4, 2010
It's aggressively awful, and manages to push its worst gags so numbingly off the scale that we're left slack-jawed in disbelief
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Daily Record (UK)
April 2, 2010
A trip to the vets is needed, to have this dog of a movie, quietly put down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
March 22, 2010
The jokes are played painfully safe and not even the fleeting presence of a few a name faces detracts from the sheer inanity of the plot and outright creepiness of the film's central pairing.
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
March 22, 2010
Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.
| Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
March 22, 2010
[Travolta and Williams] engage in a torrent of slapstick set-ups that are neither witty nor funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2010
You've never experienced horror until you've seen Robin Williams in a Speedo getting a spray tan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
March 22, 2010
A slapdash embarrassment of feeble age gags and cultural stereotypes, Old Dogs is at once crass, corny, amateurish, insulting, uninspired, deeply phoney and extraordinarily unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
March 22, 2010
It's perhaps wise to avoid this movie at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
March 22, 2010
Old Dogs is a milestone in the [Travolta's] career, the moment when he trumped Battlefield Earth to make the worst film of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
March 22, 2010
At the screening I attended I didn't hear one person laugh, though I did hear plenty of involuntary sighs and groans, some of them emanating from myself.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 22, 2010
Dumb and painfully unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Charity
Times (UK)
March 19, 2010
The pickings are slim going on invisible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
March 19, 2010
Most repellent is the undercurrent of homophobia, the brutal cultural stereotyping and the fact that Travolta looks like a man wearing a slightly melted rubber John Travolta Hallowe'en mask.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Birmingham Post
March 19, 2010
This is easily the worst film of the year so far, and frankly last year too. It is embarrassingly, painfully unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Jenkins
Time Out
March 19, 2010
This is imbecilic hooey of the rarest breed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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