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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
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 23, 2009
Trashing Old Dogs is a bit like kicking a puppy. But here goes.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 25, 2009
Old Dogs seems to have lingered in post-production while editors struggled desperately to inject laugh cues. It obviously knows no one will find it funny without being ordered to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
November 24, 2009
There are some experiences no one should be subjected to even in the name of science. It may be that forced viewing of this film has been outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Nell Minow
November 24, 2009
endlessly, excruciatingly un-funny non-comedy
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 24, 2009
Does no one know how to film physical comedy anymore?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Simon Foster
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.
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 24, 2009
Racist, juvenile and nonsensical.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 22, 2010
Dumb and painfully unfunny.
Full Review | 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
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
November 25, 2009
Incredibly dull and generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
November 25, 2009
As if to compensate, "Old Dogs" continually cuts away from Williams' antics to "cute" reaction shots from an actual old dog. That's a really bad sign for a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Drew McWeeny
November 24, 2009
If Old Dogs were a person, I would stab it in the face.
Paul Chambers
December 2, 2009
It ain't as bad as you heard. I laughed a few times. Travolta and Williams are amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
James Rocchi
November 25, 2009
A slack, sagging 88 minutes still feels rushed, with what must have been scenes trimmed down to micro-blip montages, and a final scene playing out over the credits; it feels like even the people making Old Dogs wanted to be done with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 24, 2009
Insipid, predictable, broad comedy mixed with Disney Family Values makes for one exasperating sit.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
November 26, 2009
A painfully unfunny attempt at comedy filled with lazy, juvenile, forced humor that's an insult to everyone's intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 25, 2009
Is any of it believable for even one moment? Of course not. Do some of the jokes work? Sure.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 25, 2009
Travolta, who delivers an impressively enthusiastic performance, seems to have no idea that he's stuck in one of the year's worst movies. The perpetually pained expression on Williams' face, however, suggests he knows otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 31, 2011

Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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