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
Little White Lies
Adam Woodward
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The jokes are played painfully safe and not even the fleeting presence of a few a name faces detra...

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Derek Malcolm
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Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.

June 22, 2017
Times (UK)
Tom Charity
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The pickings are slim going on invisible.

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
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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