Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 12 out of 31
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  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Jul 24, 2014
    75
    And So It Goes is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. The pleasure comes from experiencing the fine performances and semi-frequent smile-inducing dialogue, bolstered in no small fashion by the wonderful comedic timing of Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
  2. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Jul 24, 2014
    70
    A nice enough reminder that as time goes forward, we have to as well.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    Jul 13, 2014
    70
    No one who sees the film will feel it breaks any new ground, but as a cinematic equivalent of comfort food, it goes down easily.
  4. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jul 23, 2014
    65
    Douglas and Keaton conjure just enough empathy and optimism and cozy charm between them to make us believe that anything can happen at twilight.
  5. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jul 26, 2014
    63
    More bland than bad, And So It Goes is being dumped into a crowded mid-July schedule in the hope that someone tired of noisy blockbusters might see it. The problem is, as antidotes go, this one is most likely to induce sleep as a means of relief.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 27, 2014
    5
    This is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered oldThis is one of those films with a generic title that's destined to fade into mediocrity. Michael Douglas plays the cranky, self-centered old man whose heart is softened when he's visited by the granddaughter he never knew about. Toss in Diane Keaton as the sweet, slightly sassy woman next door and you have a formula that's painfully predictable. Surprisingly, his conversion to caring takes place quickly and the conflict turns to their romance. Douglas manages to land a few zingers, Frances Sternhagen (as the cantankerous friend) has the best lines and Keaton sings a couple of lovely songs. While this is lite on laffs, the leads' personalities may make it appealing to mature audiences looking for innocuous blandness. Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2014
    4
    Michael Douglas plays the typical old guy who is angry at the world because he lost his wife. In a predictable turn his heart is softened byMichael Douglas plays the typical old guy who is angry at the world because he lost his wife. In a predictable turn his heart is softened by the appearance of the granddaughter he didn't know existed, as well as his neighbor who is played by Diane Keaton. It takes all the expected turns these types of movies do.

    Surprisingly the predictability isn't it's biggest flaw. It's how boring it all is. Every now and then it will toss out a chuckle worthy joke or moment, but for the most part it's just slow and drawn out scenes of these actors playing characters we've all seen before and acting out the same emotions we've also all seen before.

    While this formula has worked before it just doesn't here. The characters aren't interesting enough to be cared about, so the movie never strikes the emotional cords it needs to. The nature of this film means it is sure to resonate with a certain, probably small audience. However the majority of viewers are most likely going to be better off looking for something more original and involving. My total score for the movie is a 4.8/10.
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  3. Dec 28, 2014
    7
    The movie is carried by its two leads who are quite pleasant to watch. While is not wildly original, it is still a nice story. There is a goodThe movie is carried by its two leads who are quite pleasant to watch. While is not wildly original, it is still a nice story. There is a good balance between witty banter and actual drama. Full Review »