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Chatham (The Golden Boys) Reviews

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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 17, 2009
You don't have to be a geezer to grin at these goings-on.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
April 16, 2009
Picturesque if plodding indie romantic comedy about three salty dogs in 1905 Cape Cod who bring in a would-be bride to keep house.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 15, 2009
Proves the course of love is never what we think it is going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 13, 2009
Imagine! It's an amusing, high-spirited romantic picture about senior citizens. What will they think of next?
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
April 10, 2009
The sheer delight of this salty boy talk elder outing, is lifelong fierce courage on the high seas but acute commitment panic when females are around. While the male angst tragic ties surfacing between Rip Torn and David Carradine, are fatefully linked.
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Ronnie Scheib
April 24, 2009
It seems particularly perverse to take actors who helped develop the '60's thesping style of hang-loose, semi-improvisational immediacy and stick them in a creaky period piece glazed with arch gentility and ersatz quaintness.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 22, 2009
The three vets are a delight to watch, even if the movie around them remains soggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Renie Scolaro Mora
April 19, 2009
This tale of three codgery sea captains looking for a wife is not all that romantic, or especially comic.
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
April 17, 2009
Taking place in 1905, this harmless serving of maritime malarkey may also boast the most liver spots on screen since Cocoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 17, 2009
This musty yarn would have worked better as a 1940s MGM programmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 17, 2009
The Golden Boys is an object lesson in how to squander a seasoned cast, a charming premise and a breathtaking location.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Sean O'Connell
April 16, 2009
peddles safe humor that's mashed up and spoon-fed to an audience craving toothless comedy
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 16, 2009
Trying to sit through The Golden Boys is like trudging across the Cape Cod sand in galoshes during a nor'easter with a mule on your back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
April 16, 2009
All the admirable shipyard textures and thespian marquee value can't fog the fact that while peaceful, The Golden Boys is about as thrilling as an Abe Simpson bedtime story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 15, 2009
Aside from the occasional magical shot or affecting actor moment, it's a film whose poverty betrays most every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
April 14, 2009
You can feel yourself growing older in the 90 minutes it takes to watch this horrid piece of filmed dinner theater.
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2009
The Golden Boys, writer-director Daniel Adams's adaptation of Joseph Lincoln's novel Cap'n Eri, could just as easily be called Grumpy Old Sea-Men or Two Brides for Three Salty Seadogs.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Harvey S. Karten
March 30, 2009
The ambiance of early 1900 Cape Cod is a character in this all-too-slight movie that could play better on cable, DVD, or an off-off-Broadway stage.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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