Chatham (The Golden Boys)
Chatham (The Golden Boys) (2009)

Adapted from Joseph C. Lincoln's best-selling novel Can'n Eri, this gentle tale of three retired sea captains living together and looking to get their house in order features an all-star cast including David Carradine, Rip Torn,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 18, 2009
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ronnie Scheib
Variety

It seems particularly perverse to take actors who helped develop the '60's thesping style of hang-loose, semi-improvisational immediacy and stick them in a creaky period piece glazed with arch gentility and ersatz quaintness.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Trying to sit through The Golden Boys is like trudging across the Cape Cod sand in galoshes during a nor'easter with a mule on your back.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The three vets are a delight to watch, even if the movie around them remains soggy.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

This musty yarn would have worked better as a 1940s MGM programmer.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Aside from the occasional magical shot or affecting actor moment, it's a film whose poverty betrays most every frame.

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Renie Scolaro Mora
PopMatters

This tale of three codgery sea captains looking for a wife is not all that romantic, or especially comic.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

The Golden Boys is an object lesson in how to squander a seasoned cast, a charming premise and a breathtaking location.

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Scott Foundas
Village Voice

You can feel yourself growing older in the 90 minutes it takes to watch this horrid piece of filmed dinner theater.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Taking place in 1905, this harmless serving of maritime malarkey may also boast the most liver spots on screen since Cocoon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 20% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
From one end of the spectrum to the other. Yesterday I am watching more a less a movie about a child and today its old men. The previews are far better then the… More
Arash Xak
Starts off promising actually then goes straight to shit
Apeneck Fletcher
i didn't even know this one was out there but, following a group of nothing but silver-haired types into the local multiplex (as opposed to a group of… More