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Grumpy Old Men Reviews

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
May 6, 2014
So-so comedy with insults, sexual humor. No kid appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 21, 2010
the real reason this movie works is the fantastic, decades-honed chemistry of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 28, 2009
A funny, often hilarious, film that proves that a story doesn't need to be completely new just as long as there's a spin on it to make it different.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 15, 2009
Irresistible...the prime hams and real-life friends share comic timing that can only come from years of experience. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 26, 2009
...sort of a one-note picture, but luckily that one note is often pretty humorous.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chris Cabin
May 27, 2009
What ruins the fun is the prattling need for structure outside the central rivalry
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are awfully good at this sort of thing.

TV Guide
August 24, 2008
Though supported by a stellar ensemble running the gamut of their seriocomic paces, it's not enough to distract viewers from script holes large enough to drive a snowplow through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2008
[Lemmon and Matthau] made much worse in the next few years.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mediocre, regrettably.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 26, 2006
A raucous geezer comedy that contains several hilarious moments where you're laughing well into the next scene.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 19, 2003
Two old men who are challenged to savor life's pleasures and end their feud
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Just don't expect their bickering to be on the level of Neil Simon, and you won't be disappointed.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
A lot funnier than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Contrived but fun old man buddy comedy. Burgess Meredith has all the best lines.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 12, 2003
Age old tale of opposites is a charmer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
August 4, 2002
It could be my Minnesota heritage, but I honestly thought this was one of the funniest comedies ever made.
| Original Score: 9/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Okay entertainment held together by the chemistry of the cast
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
While it won't come close to my top 10 best list for 1993, it will be right up there among the pictures that I had the most fun watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is too pat and practiced to really be convincing, and the progress of Ariel's relationships with the two grumps seems dictated mostly by the needs of the screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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