Old Dogs

2009

Old Dogs

Critics Consensus

Its cast tries hard, but Old Dogs is a predictable, nearly witless attempt at physical comedy and moral uplift that misses the mark on both counts.

5%

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44%

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Two best friends -- one unlucky-in-love divorcee and the other a fun-loving bachelor -- have their lives turned upside down when they're unexpectedly charged with the care of seven-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins, leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what's really important in life.

Cast

Bernie Mac
as Jimmy Lunchbox
Amy Sedaris
as Condo Woman
Residente
as Tattoo Artist
Sab Shimono
as Yoshiro Nishamura
Kevin Dean-Hackett
as Tijuana Priest
Sam Travolta
as Singing Waiter
Margaret Travolta
as Singing Hostess
Nick Loren
as Singing Waiter 2
Kenneth Maharaj
as Indian Guy
Nova Mejia
as Hot Waitress
Michael Enright
as Singing Waiter 3
Alexa Havins
as Hot Waitress 2
Keenan Shimizu
as Japanese Executive
Akira Takayama
as Japanese Executive
Shiro Oishi
as Japanese Executive
Yoshio Mita
as Japanese Executive
Seiji Kakizaki
as Japanese Executive
Keisuke Jim Nagahama
as Japanese Executive
Costas Panay
as Little Kid
Kate Lacey
as Rayburn & Reed Employee
Denise Violante
as Spanish Lady
Tonia-Marie Gallo
as Lazy Pooch Employee
Jin Hwa Hwang
as Japanese Flight Attendant
Alison Pelletier
as Hot Waitress 3
Dylan Sprayberry
as Cute Soccer Kid
Joey Pordan
as Soccer Kid
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Critic Reviews for Old Dogs

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (104)

  • The jokes are played painfully safe and not even the fleeting presence of a few a name faces detracts from the sheer inanity of the plot and outright creepiness of the film's central pairing.

    Mar 22, 2010
  • Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.

    Mar 22, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
  • The pickings are slim going on invisible.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Tom Charity

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Most repellent is the undercurrent of homophobia, the brutal cultural stereotyping and the fact that Travolta looks like a man wearing a slightly melted rubber John Travolta Hallowe'en mask.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • This is imbecilic hooey of the rarest breed.

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Which is better, a soulless life of work and striving for money, or a joyous embrace of family and kids in all their gorgeous life-affirming messiness?

    Mar 19, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Old Dogs

  • Jan 02, 2012
    Old Dogs is a pathetic and boring movie that honestly shows that if these two actors want to continue doing movies, they need to stop making crap like this.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    really bad film and just a waste of everyones talent. williams and travolta need a better agent because they have both reinvented there careers at one point, they surely can't come back from round two
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • May 03, 2011
    I really love Old Dogs. Even just on the soul fact that John Travolta and Robin Williams are in a movie together was enough to get my attention, but the result is comic gold. After seeing this around three times for some reason, I still think it's just as funny. Now I can see why this was critically bashed beyond belief and people in general just hate it, but it doesn't affect me in the slightest. I think the reason I find this to be so funny is the fact that it takes middle-aged jokes to the extreme. The pill mix-up thing gets me every time as well as the extra tan session. Then there's the great cameos from Matt Dillon and a redneck Justin Long that really send it over the top.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2011
    the set up doesnt make sence, williams and travolta playing lifelong friends, now business partners, and williams having to look after his kids while mother is in jail, and due to way travolta has meddled with his life, he being roped in to helped out, cue travolta doing his annoying comedy hes been doing lately, and williams who comes off better, doing some good stuff. it gets annoying at times, although it did raise some chuckles. but it falls predictably in its sentimental last half, a law in hollywood aparently. not terrible but a missed oportunity
    scott g Super Reviewer

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