Cinema: Sunshine Boys

GOING IN STYLE

Directed and Written by Martin Brest

Most bad movies take a few minutes to reveal their worst sins. Going in Style announces its mediocrity right away. As the heroes (George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg) are first seen sitting on a park bench in Queens and making introductory small talk, Going in Style lapses into immediate and terminal catatonia. The actors are listless. The camera does not move. The lines are separated by silences that would give Harold Pinter pause. One strong whiff of Going in Style, and the audience is...

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