Entertainment Weekly - 09/29/2006
"[A] shimmering, quiet treasure of a film, an elegy to mutable friendship, enduring nature, and the sense of loss that inevitably accompanies the adult pull to move forward." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - 12/29/2006
Included in Entertainment Weekly's "Top 10 Films Of The Year" -- "OLD JOY is a small, delicate thing, and a huge achievement in honestly independent filmmaking."
Film Comment - 01/01/2007 Ranked #13 in Film Comment's "20 Best Films Of 2006."
Film Comment - 01/01/2007
"[F]illed with the kind of unemphatic ambition and relevance that's become virtually extinct in American independent filmmaking."
Total Film - 03/01/2007 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts subtlety is as treasurable as an old friend."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2007
"[A] campfire monologue recalls EASY RIDER, and a wrangle over an order in a diner brings to mind FIVE EASY PIECES. As these forerunners suggest, the journey is as much metaphorical as geographical."
Indie-rock star Will Oldham stars alongside Daniel London (MY BEST FRIEND'S WIFE) in this tale of two old friends who bond during a camping trip in Oregon. Kelly Reichardt (RIVER OF GRASS) directs, Yo La Tengo provides the music.