Golden Years

2016

Action / Comedy / Crime / Drama

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 26%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 1036

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Phil Davis as Brian
Bernard Hill as Arthur
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886.02 MB
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English 2.0
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1 hr 36 min
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English 5.1
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1 hr 36 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jimseth-982-865666 7 / 10

gentle entertainment

This was a film of gentle entertainment for people who like a cheery story and a pleasant viewing experience with a few laughs along the way.

If you like gritty crime drams, horror movies or deep and meaningful drama this will not be the film for you. If you would enjoy seeing the best of our stalwart British Actors still adding value in their latter years with a gentle story with an uplifting ending you might fare better.

A great soundtrack for baby- boomers. Look out for classic performances from the likes of Phil Davies who never fails to please.

Reviewed by SpoilerAlertReviews 6 / 10

A golden British comedy.

I went to see this at a senior screening (afternoon showing which includes tea and biscuits for our beloved old age pensioners) and some might think this is the target audience. Even though I could hear plenty of laughter from the ranks above, there's plenty of current affairs a lot of them could relate to, which wouldn't offend, but bring home some realities. 

The film includes pension pinching, poor care home staff and a failing health trust. The bowling club is under threat as is the bingo nights. And Bernard Hill, King of Rohan has had enough of the daylight robbery and turns to a life of crime himself; storming the West Country in his caravan, robbing building societies in Point Break fashion whilst sightseeing the stately homes. 

Good cast of British greats including Simon Callow and Mark Williams; it's Brad Moore's full-of- himself Stringer that adds some office like humour donning cowboy boots and a fake tan. It's got plenty of comedy and some laugh out loud moments but there's not enough to be considered a roaring comedy. It has a decent soundtrack suiting the theme giving the film an upbeat attitude. 

However that's about it, nothing more to say about the film but it is as the title suggests, it golden, good ol' British humour. Light hearted entertainment that's actually fun for all ages, especially if you like cucumber sandwiches and mobility scooters. 

Probably best for when it's released on TV or make the most of the tea and biscuits and grab a senior screening like myself for cheap seats. 

Running Time: 8 The Cast: 7 Performance: 7 Direction: 5 Story: 6 Script: 5 Creativity: 6 Soundtrack: 7 Job Description: 5 The Extra Bonus Point: 0

56% 6/10

Reviewed by euroGary 6 / 10

Not as good as I thought it would be

Nick Knowles is best known to me as a presenter of BBC television programmes that require him to stand around in a hard hat of the kind beloved by George Osborne. It turns out he's also a writer, and co-wrote the screenplay of this latest British entry into the comedy genre 'old people behaving badly'.

Arthur and Martha (no, really) are facing financial trouble: no sooner does the price of Martha's medicine dramatically increase than they discover Arthur's former employers have gone bust, meaning he will no longer receive his occupational pension. Arthur, enraged (he's played by Bernard Hill, so working-class anger is really the only option) decides to go on the rob. Before long Martha has joined him and they embark on a spree of bank hold-ups (combining same with a touring holiday of National Trust stately homes). But when their local bowls club is threatened, it's going to take more money than just the two of them can steal to save it: time to call in their friends.

This was not as laugh-out-loud funny as I thought it would be: there are some chuckly moments, but in the main it is the kind of comedy that raises a smile rather than a guffaw. Unfortunately, the script at times gets so preachy the viewer feels like he's being clubbed about the head: there is much talk of money-grabbing bankers and National Health Service 'postcode lotteries'. Careless writing (or editing) also causes some obvious errors: Alun Armstrong's police detective simply disappears toward the end of the film with no explanation; and unless I missed a vital bit of exposition the timings of the final heist do not work once the funeral has been taken into account.

So the real joy of this is - as so often with British films - seeing on the big screen actors you are more used to watching on television. As well as the afore-mentioned Hill and Armstrong, there are also Una Stubbs, Simon Callow (trying a West Country accent he should be thoroughly ashamed of), Phil Davis, Sue Johnston, Ellen Thomas (currently in 'EastEnders') - and, in a rare appearance, Virginia McKenna. It also makes a nice change for a British film not to be set in London (this is set in Bristol). But as for the script? Don't hang up the hard hat yet, Knowlesy...

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