Old Dogs

Old Dogs
Old Dogs
  • PG
  • 1h 28m
  • 2009
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Two best friends - one unlucky-in-love divorcee (Robin Williams) and the other a fun-loving bachelor (John Travolta) - have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (Ella Blue Travolta and Conner Rayburn), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what's really important in life.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Its cast tries hard, but Old Dogs is a predictable, nearly witless attempt at physical comedy and moral uplift that misses the mark on both counts.
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Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
David Jenkins
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This is imbecilic hooey of the rarest breed.

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
A.O. Scott
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It's kind of a funny story. Actually it isn't. And not much in this movie is, unless you like to w...

June 22, 2017
New York Times
Stephen Holden
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This imbecilic, mean-spirited farce, which sneers at adults, leaves you wondering: where are the T...

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
John Anderson
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We have reached a point in our moviegoing life where the two most horrifying words a studio can mu...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Clueless-dad comedy is forgettable family fluff.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Robin Williams/John Travolta family comedy from the director of Wild Hogs includes lots of sight gags and physical humor, as well as jokey references to relationships and the "birds and the bees," but it's generally family friendly. Although there's no overt sexuality aside from some flirting and a kiss between adult characters, older kids will surely understand that a central couple consummated their marriage, as short-lived as it was. The wedding night in question also includes a scene of the main characters drinking huge cocktails, and it's obvious that they're comically drunk. There's no serious violence, but characters frequently fall and/or are injured in comic ways.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:November 25, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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