An old guy buddy comedy starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman, Last Vegas is about what you think it is. At least plot wise.
How are the critics responding to the latest attempt at a movie with a familiar premise, but a different demographic? Can the fab four save a soft script?
Check out what the reviews are saying below, then compare them to the critics' Ender's Game reviews as you decide whether to see either this weekend ...
"A genial Hangover for the AARP set, Last Vegas is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better." - L.A. Times
"It does have these four men. And even if that may not justify a trip to the theater, it will make it a painless rent in a few months." - New Jersey Star-Ledger
"To make another comparison, Last Vegas is also like a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. The adult in you can love the attempts at mature reconciliation and personal growth. But the kid in you can love all the silly comedy. But as anyone who’s had Frosted Mini-Wheats knows, it’s a sugary cereal. No one buys it for the nutritional value. They buy it because it’s sweet and delicious." - Collider
"From a distance, Last Vegas looked like something not worth seeing, sentimental, not very funny, glossing over the real issues surrounding the shift into old age ... but no. Last Vegas is an entertaining movie with a lot of integrity, and it gives all of its actors - all heavyweights and Oscar winners - real moments to dig in and play something." - San Francisco Chronicle
"The rapport among the five principals, no two of whom have ever crossed on-screen paths before, amazingly enough, is strong enough, their timing and delivery sharp enough to make us forgive, forget, or ignore the script’s wince-worthy weak spots, which occur in a few scenes in which the actors look as uncomfortable as we feel watching them. But these are the exception, not the rule." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"Actors like these can sometimes be a pleasure to watch even when saddled with sitcom material, because their timing and delivery is still better than most. But in Last Vegas, everyone seems to be on a mildly diverting paid vacation, especially Freeman, who can scarcely disguise his contempt for the material. He doesn't just seem to be phoning it in; he seems to be emailing it in from his trailer." - Huffington Post
"You will know pretty much every detail of the story within the first 10 minutes, though, a while after that, you will be happy to see Mary Steenburgen, playing a lounge singer who befriends our foursome and adds a pinch of dramatic spice to the proceedings. Just a pinch, mind you. There is nothing here that would upset the digestion, though the relentless cross-generational lechery becomes a bit distasteful, even though it is just as unsurprising as everything else." - New York Times