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Old Dogs

  • Rated PG


John Travolta and Robin Williams star in Old Dogs, the hilarious family comedy that will have you howling.

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common sense

ON for kids age 8
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Clueless-dad comedy is forgettable family fluff.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Robin Williams/John Travolta family comedy from the director of Wild Hogs includes lots of sight gags and physical humor, as well as jokey references to relationships and the "birds and the bees," but it's generally family friendly. Although there's no overt sexuality aside from some flirting and a kiss between adult characters, older kids will surely understand that a central couple consummated their marriage, as short-lived as it was. The wedding night in question also includes a scene of the main characters drinking huge cocktails, and it's obvious that they're comically drunk. There's no serious violence, but characters frequently fall and/or are injured in comic ways.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's message about the importance of family relationships. What do characters learn about choosing between family and business obligations?
  • Is Dan's reaction to the news that he's a father believable? How are older fathers portrayed in the movie? Are the grandpa and senior-citizen jokes funny or repetitive?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Those expecting new tricks or even vaguely inventive laughs from Old Dogs or its two waning stars should heed the obvious cliche.

- Giles Hardie,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Featuring a mixed-up-medication gag, a guy-in-a-gorilla-suit gag and a suntan-gone-wrong gag...well, you begin to understand the level of inspiration that went into the execution of the film.

- Simon Foster,, Monday, August 9, 2010

Audience Reviews

1 star

This sucks, it's not even funny.

- citawijaya, Monday, July 26, 2010

2 stars

An often riotously funny slapstick farce that ought to appeal to moviegoers of all ages.

- roygutteridge, Sunday, July 25, 2010

3 stars

okay, i know i like "bad" movies. but i can safely say i didn't care too much about this one. i thought Wild Hogs was better. but this one had some parts where i laughed till i had actual tears. it was pretty heart warming too. i wouldn't say don't watch it, but if you should find yourself with it on, you won't hate it.

- theylovealexis, Thursday, July 8, 2010