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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Bill White
    91
    A proud and optimistic testament to the youthful spirit of seniors who refuse to let such a trifle as their failed lives get in the way of a bit of fun.
  2. 90
    The bittersweet charm of this extraordinary film is trumped only by its wisdom. Without resorting to schmaltz or sticky pathos, director Vladimír Michálek (a child of 49) fashions an allegory about aging, friendship and love that equals (and often surpasses) the best American movies on those tricky subjects, from "Cocoon" to "On Golden Pond."
  3. Mr. Brodsky's final screen performance in one of his richest roles finds overlapping layers of humor and pathos.
  4. 75
    The film will almost certainly speak most strongly to those viewers whose age approximates those of the characters, but the narrative and performances are strong enough to involve anyone who gives this motion picture a chance.
  5. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    75
    Gains depth from subtle dark humor and a few genuinely emotional moments
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    This wistfully charming slice-of-life comedy celebrates an elderly man defiantly thumbing his nose at old age.
  7. 30
    A mud bath of sentiment, strained speechifying, and gloppy music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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