Land Ho! Synopsis
Feeling disenchanted with life after retirement, Mitch, a brassy former surgeon, convinces his mild-mannered ex-brother-in-law Colin to take a trip with him to Iceland. The sixty-something pair set off in an attempt to reclaim their youth through...
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90

TheWrap

By Diane Garrett
A balm for the harried soul, Land Ho! is part travelogue, part therapy session. Watching it could inspire you to call an old friend or book...
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90

The Wrap

By Diane Garrett
A balm for the harried soul, Land Ho! is part travelogue, part therapy session. Watching it could inspire you to call an old friend or book...
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88

Slant Magazine

By Chris Cabin
That the filmmakers consistently catch the nuances of character that bind the two men to each other, rather than simply tracing the pros...
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88

RogerEbert.com

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In movies, there’s “character driven,” and then there’s “CHARACTER driven.” Earl Lynn Nelson, who plays one of the two lead roles in Land...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Land Ho! is a hot spring of a movie: It fizzes a lot, and you come out feeling better than you went in.
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83

HitFix

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It's a funny and moving film about aging, but it's also a wacky journey across Iceland with two characters who are instantly likable and...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Treasuring small victories and mood above all else, Land Ho! makes it possible to engage with its subjects' pathos and experience their...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
What gives the story its moment-to-moment buoyancy is the pleasure of watching two actors working brilliantly in tandem.
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60

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Land Ho! feints toward pathos and perversity, only to decide that it's better off giving us abridged, postcard emotions.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More than anything, the movie makes the viewer want to hop on a plane and visit Iceland.
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By skmurphy33496
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The story was fun and light and very meaningful. The scenery was beautiful and the music.......the music left me wanting more music! You must watch it to the end...

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By dhstx
Not the most exciting movie, but probably a truer story than you might imagine. Comes complete with real feelings and real explitives used by two men who were retired, close friends and wanted to...

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By barbaracthomas
Slow...but sweet story. Most of the story-line was shown in the previews....seemed like an an Iceland Travel-log....

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By art19
Beautiful scenery of Iceland. The story is pointless and one of the men is really obnoxious. Nothing really happens in this movie. Not satisfying....

Sweet and Funny! Don't Miss Land Ho!

By WCLJ
Refreshingly different! A real feel good movie! A modern day "Buddy Road Trip Comedy". This is a sweet story about two old friends and the journey that brings them back to themselves...many funny...

Land Ho only OK

By B52Karen
While I do appreciate how life changing retirement can be, I was unable to love this movie. The scenes of Iceland were breathtaking and worth watching....

Eh

By bes11139
A pretty tedious road movie, with a story (such as it is) that lacks even a minimal level of plausibility and cohesion. Pretty lousy acting, especially Nelson. And there are no particularly original...

Booooring

By dbaggett1
Too boring. Too much dialogue indoors, instead of outdoors, as anticipated...

I want my money back

By martingg
Disjointed...confusing....missed great opportunity to offer a compelling story.....did anyone watch the final cut before release?...

Like watching paint dry

By kathryn789
This movie garnered three and a half stars from the review I read (must have been written by the movie director's brother-in-law). I was hoping to see beautiful scenery but even that element was...

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Rated R | For Drug Use, Some Language and Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Offbeat buddy comedy has language, drinking, some drugs.
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