Grumpy Old Men
Grumpy Old Men (1993)

This cheerful holiday comedy, a surprise box office smash, featured a generous dollop of raunchy, crude humor and was greatly elevated by the presence of masterful performers in the lead roles. Jack Lemmon is John Gustafson, an ice-fishing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 24, 1993
DVD Release Date: August 27, 1997
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are awfully good at this sort of thing.

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James Berardinelli

While it won't come close to my top 10 best list for 1993, it will be right up there among the pictures that I had the most fun watching.

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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

Where Lemmon begs for our approval, Matthau barely bothers to perform. An odd couple indeed.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Mediocre, regrettably.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is too pat and practiced to really be convincing, and the progress of Ariel's relationships with the two grumps seems dictated mostly by the needs of the screenplay.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

In their prime, the by-play of these two (Lemmon and Matthau) was like an entertainingly bad marriage, but time has made their antagonism seem perfunctory, and the rapport that underlies it somehow smug.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Just don't expect their bickering to be on the level of Neil Simon, and you won't be disappointed.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

If you poke through Grumpy's cheap sentimentality, you'll find a worthy picture somewhere.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

So-so comedy with insults, sexual humor. No kid appeal.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Not the best film of the duo Matthau and Lemmon, but, Grumpy Old Men still a funny and charismatic movie about love, life, family, friends and death in old age.
EightThirty .
Hey Puts...Hey Moron... Ha ha ha this is absolutely hilarious!!! Cracking up all the way through the movie
Shawn Ewing
An instant classic! This comedy has all the right timing and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau make the funniest pair. Don't skip the end credits either,… More
Summer W.
I have a soft spot for this movie.
Conner Rainwater
Just a really funny movie showcasing one of the best duos in comedy. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are as good together 30 years after their first onscreen… More
Taylor Bond
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