Title: Bill Burr’s Directorial Debut Film ‘Old Dads’ Garners Mixed Reviews
Comedian Bill Burr’s latest venture into the world of cinema, ‘Old Dads’, has ignited a flurry of contrasting opinions from both critics and viewers. With a low 17% score on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, the audience score stands at an impressive 90%, showcasing a clear divide in reception.
The comedy film follows the lives of three late-middle-aged fathers who find themselves navigating through challenges with preschool principals and millennial CEOs. Penned and directed by Burr himself, ‘Old Dads’ marks his first foray into directing, an impressive addition to his multifaceted career.
Fans who have lauded the film claim it to be the “best movie they’ve seen in 15 years”. Some even went as far as comparing Burr’s wit and humor to a younger version of Larry David, a testament to his comedic prowess.
However, not all reviews have been favorable. The Associated Press slammed the film as “meandering” and an “unfunny assault on PC culture”. The divergent opinions among critics and fans draw parallels to the reception fellow Netflix comedian Dave Chappelle receives, showcasing the polarizing nature of comedic content.
In contrast, The Hollywood Reporter offered a positive review, highlighting Burr’s comedic performance and the contributions of the supporting cast. It is no surprise then that Burr had previously sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for an in-depth interview in which he discussed his stand-up, past work, and various perspectives on different topics.
‘Old Dads’ is an exciting addition to Burr’s extensive repertoire, and despite the mixed reception, it has undoubtedly sparked discussions within the comedy genre. As with any artistic creation, some will resonate with it while others may not. Nonetheless, the film serves as a testament to the comedian’s desire to explore new avenues and entertain audiences in diverse ways.
As the dust settles on the release of ‘Old Dads’, one thing remains clear – Bill Burr’s indomitable spirit and commitment to his craft continues to captivate audiences, sparking both praise and critique in equal measure.