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  • Summary: Old Goats is a comedy that features three elderly men playing themselves, but within a fictional framework. Britt lives alone on a boat and searches for excitement and romance in his life. Bob writes a book of memoirs about his life as a soldier, para-trooper, and bush pilot, but is uneasy about revealing his sins as a younger man. David is struggling to adapt into retired life while living with his bossy wife. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Mar 14, 2013
    91
    [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.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 14, 2013
    70
    Old Goats is a nice little slice of life, even if it’s a (partly) fictional one.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Jan 20, 2014
    63
    Taylor Guterson's film offers thoughtful, if familiar, comments on friendship, self-doubt, and romantic angst.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicolas Rapold
    Jan 23, 2014
    50
    The root of the movie’s appeal is less the scripted story than watching three game oldsters.
  5. Reviewed by: Noah Berlatsky
    Jan 22, 2014
    50
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Jan 21, 2014
    40
    [An] eager-to-please but creaky and shambling movie.

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