Golden Years

Golden Years

Golden Years

A posse of retirees turn to robbing banks in this British ensemble comedy featuring Bernard Hill (The Lord of the Rings) and Virgina McKenna (Born Free).

A combination of fate, a pensions crisis and a stubborn refusal to accept the injustice of old age contrives to force law abiding, retired couple Arthur (Hill) and Martha Goode (McKenna) into a life of crime.

2016Rating: PG, Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language96 minsUK
ActionComedyCrimeDrama

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Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

The so called “grey dollar” – not to be confused with the pink one – is something of a cinematic growth market, as the proliferation of Red and Best Exotic Marigold Hotel fare attests. Similarly talent-heavy but thrill-light is John Miller’s genial UK geri-com. Written by, of all people, TV DIY doyen Nick Knowles, it gives the brilliant Bernard Hill (Lord Of The Rings) a rare lead role, alongside a cast of silver stalwarts including Phil Davis (Quadrophenia), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Una Stubbs (TV’s Sherlock).

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Time Out

Time Out

It’s amiable enough if you’re not expecting much, but the story lacks energy and the production values are as lazy as the characterisation.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There are the seeds of something interesting here, but premise and talent are ill-served by crude and cliched characterisation and thudding execution...

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Stuff

Stuff

Fans of TV shows like New Tricks and movies like Waking Ned Devine and Saving Grace will lap up the oldies-behaving-badly and slapstick farce of this amiable British comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

[A] flat-footed farce, which never delivers on its full comic potential.

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