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The Golden Boys

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

Three sea captains (Carradine, Dern and Torn) decide that one of them should marry, so they’ll have someone to do the dishes; enter Mariel Hemingway, who appeals to two-thirds of them. Although it’s set in 1905 Cape Cod, The Golden Boys feels more like a Western, especially with Torn playing a Walter Brennan--esque role. More interesting than the characters is the milieu itself, particularly once the film introduces a clash between a temperance nut (Charles Durning) and a billiards-hall owner (John Savage). But even that can’t dispel the sense of time a wastin’.—Ben Kenigsberg

Opens Fri; Quad. Find showtimes.

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