Golden Years is as grey as it gets. With plodding pace, decrepit cliché and a senile sense of storytelling, that this ever made it beyond ITV3’s film choice for a Tuesday morning is mind-boggling.
The jokes are as old and tired as the actors – almost all of whom should know better – while bringing nothing new to the overdone “I’m getting too old for this shit” subgenre.
Viewers won’t need the ravages of old age to forget everything about Golden Years, with just a nagging sense that you’ve wasted some of your time on Earth lingering on.
Golden Years is so dull that it makes Murder, She Wrote look like Mad Max: Fury Road.
CAST: Bernard Hill, Simon Callow, Philip Davis, Alun Armstrong, Una Stubbs, Sue Johnston, Virginia McKenna
DIRECTOR: John Miller
WRITERS: John Miller, Nick Knowles, Jeremy Sheldon
SYNOPSIS: Fate, the pensions crisis and a steadfast refusal to accept the injustice of old age have contrived to force a law-abiding, retired couple into a life of crime.
A preview screening of Golden Years was kindly provided by MoliFilms and ARPR.