Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It runs a fast 88 minutes, is broad as the waistlines of its stars, and is remarkably family-friendly if you don't mind bathroom humor.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Nostalgia is part of the modest charm of this disposable but inoffensive picture. Old Dogs makes old dogs out of all of us.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is the weird thing, Old Dogs is not that bad.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Old Dogs is so oafish, when it tosses us a biscuit, it feels like we've been smacked with a newspaper.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This is not the Travolta of "Pulp Fiction," nor is it the Williams of "One Hour Photo." Though no animals were harmed in the making of Old Dogs, the lead actors were defanged. But like a pair of Labradors, they have a playful rapport.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Insipid, predictable, broad comedy mixed with Disney Family Values makes for one exasperating sit.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stupefying dimwitted.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Travolta, who delivers an impressively enthusiastic performance, seems to have no idea that he's stuck in one of the year's worst movies. The perpetually pained expression on Williams' face, however, suggests he knows otherwise.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey, and in Old Dogs, we have the season’s blue-ribbon gobbler.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Exhausted as the premise already is -- hapless boomer learns that real manhood is a function of committed fatherhood -- Old Dogs nevertheless finds ways to make the lesson even less tolerable.
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19 out of 100
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