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  • Release Date: May 15, 2013
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    May 14, 2013
    90
    Old Dog has the look and feel of a documentary, which adds senses of urgency and immediacy to a tale that moves at a languid, but never boring, pace.
  2. Reviewed by: Caroline McKenzie
    May 15, 2013
    88
    Minimalist in its aesthetics and soundtrack, quiet and deliberate in its plot, but nonetheless familiar--endearing and a vital addition to the small but growing Tibetan cinema.
  3. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    May 14, 2013
    80
    A spare but stealthily powerful tale.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    May 14, 2013
    80
    It’s both a sly piece of ethnography and a social satire that reads like a cosmic joke…right up until its climax makes the chuckle catch in your throat.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 14, 2013
    70
    Raw and resolute, this unsettling fable feels driven by an anger that remains largely unexpressed.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 16, 2013
    50
    Crude production values are a stumbling block for bare-bones tale.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 12, 2013
    7
    You have to be in the mood for a sparse film as there is a lot of negative space, but it's a good one. Good climax, and a cool glimpse into a country that most of us Americans only hear about anecdotally. Full Review »