91

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
[Guterson] has crafted a near-masterpiece of understated humor and empathy, demonstrating that, despite Hollywood's usual indifference, it's possible to make authentic, funny, engaging films about characters over the age of 50 who are neither grizzled hit men nor sassy grandmas.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Old Goats is a nice little slice of life, even if it’s a (partly) fictional one.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Drew Hunt
Taylor Guterson's film offers thoughtful, if familiar, comments on friendship, self-doubt, and romantic angst.
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50

The Dissolve

By Noah Berlatsky
The semi-documentary format and the cast’s age could have been used to undermine or examine the ways male bonding in films is used to erase or denigrate women. Instead, the twists are simply used to excuse the usual tropes.
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
The root of the movie’s appeal is less the scripted story than watching three game oldsters.
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40

Village Voice

By Inkoo Kang
[An] eager-to-please but creaky and shambling movie.
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55 out of 100
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