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Go Grandriders (2013)

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2 have gone through cancers, 4 need hearing aids, 5 suffer from high blood pressure and 8 have coronary diseases. And every one of them has symptoms of joint degeneration. However, at the age of 80 plus, they dare to ride on scooters and to feel the land they have lived for life-long again. The challenges officially begin when they decide to straddle on their scooters: Objections from family members, taking driver's license at old age, aging bodies and bodily functions and every possible weather and road conditions along that 1178-kilometer long journey. One day prior to start, the crew leader suffers from ulcer and dropping red blood cell count, how will he lead these Grandriders to the destination they have aspired?

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Critic Reviews for Go Grandriders

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

It's like a cheap, dry cake covered with a thick layer of frosting. But even bad cake can be enjoyable ...

October 24, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Grandriders mostly, but by no means always, avoids the more cloying or heartwarming aspects of its tale in favor of a frank account of the implications of aging in Taiwan ...

October 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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A sweet, slight documentary chronicling the two-week, 730-mile journey by scooter a handful of adventure-seeking seniors take around the perimeter of Taiwan.

August 22, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Mostly, but by no means always, avoids the more cloying or heartwarming aspects of its tale in favor of a frank account of the implications of aging in Taiwan.

August 21, 2013 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
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Lighthearted, sweet and refreshing. Prepare to feel exhilarated and uplifted.

October 24, 2013 | Rating: 8.45/10 | Full Review…
NYC Movie Guru

I wish Tien-hao had given us more of the riders' personal histories, as his film becomes a tad superficial and repetitive...

August 22, 2013 | Full Review…
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