Golden Years

Film, Comedy
2 out of 5 stars
Golden Years

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?

Details

Release details

Release date:
Friday April 29 2016
Duration:
96 mins

Cast and crew

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