Charlie & Boots
Charlie & Boots (2009)

A man and his estranged father set out on a cross country fishing trip that helps them to reconnect while haling old family wounds in this affectionate comedy drama starring Paul Hogan. When Charlie's (Hogan) wife Grace dies of a stroke… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

As to the humour, the script by Dean Murphy and Stewart Faichney is alarmingly slow, paunchy, dated, and sexist.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

A road movie that offers a series of simple but singular pleasures, most of which stem from the way in which Charlie and Boots begin to relax in one another's company.

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Hernán Alcerreca
FILMINK (Australia)

Beautiful locations add texture to this heart-warming comedy that never fails to charm.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

With Dean Murphy offering pedestrian writing and direction, Charlie & Boots falls on the marketing power of its two lead players, neither of whom have anything of substance to offer.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

For some, the film will seem like a drive through an Oz theme park carrying a Father's Day message; others might appreciate its sentiments, but wish for more dramatic weight.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

This is a delightful film. It's a perfect vehicle for Paul Hogan and Shane Jacobson.

Evan Williams
The Australian

It's a superbly relaxed and good-natured film.

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Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)

Murphy's straight-forward direction and the genuine charisma that's drawn from Hogan and Jacobson's characters, make this film fun.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

There are parts that are very funny, but this is less an outright comedy than a genial road trip that embraces not only the two travellers but some very typical Aussie folk along the way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
There are three main characters in this movie - Charlie McFarland (Paul Hogan), Boots (Shane Jacobson) and Australia - and they're all fantastic!… More
Panta Oz
Paul Hogan did everything right... but in this movie a lot from others is missing... few funny lines (mostly funny to Australians) good country music (and very… More