Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Reviews

December 28, 2015
Mostly dull but likable senior citizen melodrama.
June 14, 2009
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway aspires to be serious about its subject. Yet in a curious way this sobriety works against it. Frank and Walt turn into schematically contrasting case studies, and the movie's sympathy for them eventually becomes patronizing.
June 14, 2009
Offers little in the way of narrative drive or plot conflict, and what does happen is far from surprising. MacLaine and Piper Laurie are more or less wasted in supporting roles, and pretty Sandra Bullock is given almost nothing to do.
June 27, 2007
Randa Haines' sappy, rather dull melodrama about the friendship between two eccentric old men is mostly a showcase for its stars, Robert Duvall and Richard Harris.
June 14, 2005
April 25, 2005
May 20, 2003
Instead of simply assuming that the old have interesting lives, the film never stops congratulating itself for being daring enough to focus on them.
January 1, 2000
This movie is so loaded down with calendar-poster sentiments, you may find yourself wanting to wrestle the filmmakers.
January 1, 2000
It's another right of passage movie that pinballs off of clichs as though that is a way to achieve meaning.