On Golden Pond Reviews

October 17, 2019
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.
October 22, 2018
On Golden Pond is a rare and beautiful movie, radiating with humanity. Ernest Thompson has adroitly adapted his successful play to the screen, adding pictorial scope without sacrificing the human interplay.
February 6, 2013
There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement.
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.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Two of Hollywood's best-loved veterans deserved a far better swan song than this sticky confection.
October 23, 2004
Watching the movie, I felt I was witnessing something rare and valuable.
August 30, 2004
On Golden Pond is a mixed blessing, but it offers one performance of rare quality and three others that are very good. That's not half-bad.
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.