Going in Style
Going in Style (1979)

Joe (George Burns), Al (Art Carney), and Willie (Lee Strasberg) are three senior citizens who share a small apartment in New York City. They live off social security checks and spend their days sitting on a park bench, reading newspapers,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 30, 2004
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A trio of contrasting personalities, the veterans bring both a mischievous wit and a sense of subdued anger to a familiar comic plotline, and the film achieves a rare balance of laughter and compassion.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Brest does a great job with a sensitive subject, drawing fine performances from everyone.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Though the cast is headed by three fine actors, two of whom, Mr. Burns and Mr. Carney, are also extremely funny men, it never elicits any emotional response more profound than curiosity.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Two things about the film are frankly remarkable, however: the richness of its imagery and George Burns' understated performance.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There are laughs, but the prevalent tone is one of discreet compassion, without condescension or sanctimony.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Three veterans in a spotlight performance.

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