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Golden Years

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Golden Years
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

A ropey comedy about a gang of pensioners teaming up to commit a robbery

Most sane filmgoers will want to stick with the David Bowie song of the same name rather than submit to this creaky Bristol-set comedy about OAPs who start robbing banks to top-up their pension pots. It’s amiable enough if you’re not expecting much, but the story lacks energy and the production values are as lazy as the characterisation.

Even the cast, which includes Phil Davis, Simon Callow, Una Stubbs and Sheila Johnston, look a bit dejected by the whole thing. Curiously, it’s co-written by TV presenter Nick Knowles (Google him – you’ll recognise his face from ‘DIY SOS’ or various National Lottery game shows). It’s true that the grey pound is more important than ever for cinemas. But surely older cinemagoers would prefer to spend their cash more wisely than on this?

Dave Calhoun
Written by
Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 29 April 2016
  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Miller
  • Screenwriter:John Miller
  • Cast:
    • Phil Davis
    • Una Stubbs
    • Bernard Hill
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