Grumpy Old Men Synopsis
Minnesota neighbors (Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau) compete for widow's (Ann-Margret) love.
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By James Berardinelli
Grumpy Old Men works more often than not. It's an example of a frothy, good-natured holiday picture that adults can relax and enjoy. As a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Ty Burr
Relaxed, valedictory, exquisitely titled, Grumpy Old Men feels like an odd couple's last hurrah.
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63

Chicago Tribune

Two old people doing old people things, talking about old people stuff, and eating old people food. Sound interesting? Grumpy Old Men is a...
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63

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All things considered, Grumpy Old Men might have fared better re-worked as a domestic drama that took full advantage of its talented cast,...
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63

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Old age is seen from a sentimental distance; interaction between characters often rings false; and Ariel is an indistinct, happy idiot. The...
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The film barely skims the grimmer realities of growing old - sickness, money problems, loneliness and death. Still, you couldn't think of...
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Despite the numerous predictable jokes about geriatric sex, the movie is very appealing for numerous surprising reasons. Many of them have...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The trouble with Grumpy Old Men is the patronizing attitude -- ageism, really -- that takes a too-broad approach to their geriatric world...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is too pat and practiced to really be convincing, and the progress of Ariel's relationships with the two grumps seems dictated...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Grumpy, dopey and wheezy. In this dispiriting spectacle of feuding codgers, two of the finer comic actors of their genration are reduced to...
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ So-so comedy with insults, sexual humor. No kid appeal.
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