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On Golden Pond Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The cinematic equivalent of shrink-wrapping, in which all of the ideas, feelings, characters, and images are neatly separated and hermetically sealed to prevent spoilage, abrasion, or any contact with the natural world.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Two of Hollywood's best-loved veterans deserved a far better swan song than this sticky confection.
January 2, 2011
Valuable lessons in loving one's family members.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 16, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Watching the movie, I felt I was witnessing something rare and valuable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 3, 2005
Wonderful to get one last sweet visit with Mr. Fonda and Ms. Hepburn.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2008
Without question, these are major, meaty roles for Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, and there could have been little doubt that the two would work superbly together.
May 24, 2003
Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn both shine in an impressively executed Hollywood drama.
January 31, 2004
On Golden Pond is a thematically rich drama exploring marriage, aging, family conflict, death and dying.
January 1, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
June 7, 2011
When it sometimes seems the whole society has spiritually decamped for Tinseltown, the movie offers the hope that people can come home again-at least for a visit.
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
December 28, 2004
Stellar cast in left field family values classic.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 20, 2015
The truth of its characters and emotions carry the film from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2003
A manipulative, Oscar-ready mainstream drama. But surprisingly, it's not a bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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