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Going in Style Reviews

April 11, 2017
All three stars deliver exactly what you expect from them -- nothing more, nothing new -- but their onscreen familiarity is a strange comfort in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2017
There are weightier movies with more moral complexity, but this is just a hug from grandpa. And who couldn't use more of those?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 7, 2017
Inevitably, the new Style is hopeful, encouraging audiences young and old to believe that even in our nursing-home years we can accomplish remarkable feats.
April 7, 2017
Yes, it's good to see these wonderful actors get together in, well, almost anything, but this broken-down jalopy of a movie is not, to put it charitably, an ideal vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 7, 2017
Its stars are such pros, they're so enormously charismatic and have such lovely chemistry with each other, it's hard not to be charmed by their mere presence on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2017
Update of 1979's three-men-and-a-bank-robbery caper is no bargain, but it does let you hang with the A-list senior cast of Morgan Freeman, 79, Alan Arkin, 83, and Michael Caine, 84.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2017
I leave the cinema happier if I've been emotionally satisfied - if something has been risked, even lost, as well as gained. Having no emotional stakes leaves me cold, and leaves three cheeky actors with nothing to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2017
The movie will probably find a modest audience for a weekend or two, but it could have been so much bigger if it didn't reduce senior citizens to sympathetic data cards. If it truly gave us something to see.
April 6, 2017
It is such an undeniable thrill to see these three legends together, it really doesn't matter that the heist movie, directed by Zach Braff is nothing more than a pleasant stroll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2017
It would be a stretch (although not much of one) to call Going in Style "wholesome" but it's dull and badly in need of an injection of energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2017
A lazy hash of cheap geezer gags and spoon-fed sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 6, 2017
It's strictly comfort food, 99 percent predictable, though the 1 percent that isn't - you'll know it when you see it - is deftly executed.
Top Critic
April 6, 2017
Mostly it strips away the qualities that made the original such a gem, starting with the bruised soul that compels these retirees to gamble away their remaining years.
April 6, 2017
Braff races through the planning and execution of the robbery, probably because the original film's premise seems even more far-fetched in our modern security state.
April 6, 2017
As creaky as its would-be bank robbers' joints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2017
"Going in Style" never gets beyond mildly amusing. If anything, it uses its gifted veterans to disguise how tired, implausible and overly sentimental the proceedings turn out to be.
April 6, 2017
An "A" cast takes on a "B" production in Going in Style, and pulls off the real heist of this unnecessary but amusing comedy remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2017
While this charming movie will be targeted to senior audiences, I hope younger generations check it out - as the humor and underlying messages are truly universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2017
For a movie ostensibly about flipping the script on what old age means, the uninspired obviousness on display is dispiritingly ironic.
April 6, 2017
It revolves around a bank heist, but the real crime in Going in Style is its waste of acting talent.
April 6, 2017
I didn't double over with laughter watching "Going in Style," or laugh out loud that much at all. But when getting up to leave, I realized my face physically hurt from grinning throughout the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
April 6, 2017
This a movie that can think of nothing funnier than arranging three Oscar winners in front of a TV to make catty remarks about The Bachelorette.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 6, 2017
Caine deftly balances world-weariness and stoic resolve. Freeman virtually radiates hard-won wisdom. And Arkin, as usual, is the ultimate curmudgeon. Together, they create a dynamic not unlike that of a jazz combo in which each player is fully engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2017
After a solid beginning, the movie begins to droop, filled with characters - sassy waitress, sour cop, distant dad - who feel more like placeholders than people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2017
It's the chemistry among these three fine actors that keeps "Going in Style" afloat, lifting it from the formulaic and forgettable - which, essentially, it is - and making it genuinely, if modestly, enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2017
Collectively these performers have learned more about what works with an audience, and how to serve a character, than can be measured.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 6, 2017
Generally, the film is more forgettable and pleasant than anything else, and it doesn't seem to aim for more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 6, 2017
No one was actually asking for a remake of the 1979 comedy about a trio of senior citizens who rob a bank. On the other hand, who among us is not happy to see Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin get a chance to strut their stuff?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2017
I'm hoping that Freeman, Caine and Arkin all have plenty of movies - and meatier roles - in their futures. In the meantime, it's a low-key pleasure to hang out with these guys, even in a movie that's only just good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4