Old Dogs Synopsis
Two middle-aged business partners' lives are turned upside down in the care of 7-year-old twins.
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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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50

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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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This is the weird thing, Old Dogs is not that bad.
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38

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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38

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...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Insipid, predictable, broad comedy mixed with Disney Family Values makes for one exasperating sit.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stupefying dimwitted.
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20

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....
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12

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...
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OLD DOGS. No new tricks. Grade: D-minus. (Based on advance VIP press preview - Sat. 11/21)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
This 1.5hr comedy stars John Travolta and Robin Williams in unflattering undignified roles - plus a supporting cast of Matt Dillon, the late Bernie Mac(in his final film), Kelly Preston, Seth Green,...

HILLARIOUS!!!!

By Haleiwa Girl
Saw this movie in its "unfinished" production at a preview.. expected boring.. and ended up laughing the entire time, seriously my cheeks and stomach hurt from laughing. John and Robin are a GREAT...

Best Movie I have seen in a while

By The tip of the shoe lace
Ths movie was fantastic!!!!! I was laughing most of the time. There were some sad parts like when Charlies dog died but other wise it was a great movie. It was funny, sad, and really entertaining....

OLD DOGS

By gregfromnm
WELL PACED FOR ANYBODY LOOKING FOR A LAUGH..OR TWO OR TEN!! BOTH STARS I BELIEVE REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME MAKING THIS MOVIE...IT SHOWED! I WAS IN A BAD MOOD BECAUSE I MISSED ARMORED, SO I GOT FORCED...

Old Dogs - Tired Plot

By schmeddy49
Do I love Williams and Travolta. Yes. DId I want to like this movie. Yes. Did I? Actually, my husband and I left 15 minutes into the movie. I haven't left a movie in 18 years - so it was a big thing....

Old Dogs as by someone who at first thought I would hate watching it.

By jamees
I am a big fan of Robin Williams when he is "the good guy". I have seen some cute trailers on TV for this movie too, but I was very skeptical of even the notion that Robin Williams and John Travolta...

Old Dogs

By jacque99
This movie was laugh out loud funny. I laughed so hard at times I was tearing up. John Travolta, Robin Williams did a great job and there would not have been better actors that I would have picked...

great for kids

By amommyof3
Having 3 kids, I get enough of animation and goofy kiddy movies. This one had me concerned because several reviews said not for kids. My kids are 9,5, and 3. They all stayed glued to the screen,...

Old Dogs - Under 2 Hours!

By ann_p_06
If you are a Robin Williams and/or John Travolta fan -- you will enjoy this movie. It's got some good (not great) humor in it and the best part - the movie is under 2 hours! It was nice to see...

This is a good movie for the whole family...

By TexasBabyAngel
I didn't think this was going to be a very good movie. The characters are very like-able, and there is nothing really racy that you would be cringing watching with your kids. We were really...

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Rated PG | For some mild rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Clueless-dad comedy is forgettable family fluff.
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