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Old Joy

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


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

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    85%
  • Audience Score
    72%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    85%
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  • Audience

    72%

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, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010