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Old Joy

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Let us say simply that Ms. Reichardt's brand of minimalism leaves me truly joyless.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fresh: Captures the weary mood of a generation that's crested its peak along with an era, quietly making a case for how well suited film can be to capturing the finer points of human interaction while preserving their mystery.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, October 12, 2006

Rotten: Annoying, blank, and bereft of any narrative arc "Old Joy" has nothing familiar or enchanting to recommend it.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

When Kelly Reichardt hits it, she really hits it with great personal tales and nuanced performances. When she doesn't, you get nuanced boredom. Like Meek's Cutoff, this one falls into the latter category.

- fb721890245, Wednesday, July 3, 2013