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Old Partner Reviews

Top Critic
March 2, 2010
Even at a modest 78 minutes, there's a little too much slowness and repetitiveness to this off-beat documentary. But then, how fast can you expect a 40-year-old ox to move?
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
February 26, 2010
Old Partner may strike some as sentimental and repetitious, but it's only because Lee has matched his style to the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 1, 2010
Too bad there isn't an Oscar for best performance by a beast of burden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 1, 2010
Old Partner isn't entirely the story of man and ox shuffling off into the sunset together. It's also the story of poverty, sacrifice, physical agony, and very real emotional tumult.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 30, 2009
One does leave with a rarely vivid sense of the grind of time, in work and marriage.
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Kevin B. Lee
Time Out
December 30, 2009
At its best, the film adopts its subjects' spartan demeanor, relying on wordless sequences that vividly depict the rhythms of farm labor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5