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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Going In Style
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 84 (May 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

George Burns, Art Carney & Lee Strasberg

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 2
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes a brief segment from "Dinah! & Friends" featuring Art Carney and George Burns while promoting the film in 1979.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 31841
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $19.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 98
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1979
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/30/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Brest
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Bored to death with spending his time sitting on a park bench feeding pigeons all day, Joe (Burns) decides that he and his friends need a little excitement in their lives. So, he talks his cronies Al (Carney) and Willie (Strasberg) into holding up a bank with him. The three 70-something-year-olds figure that they

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a nicely saturated color scheme with accurate fleshtones, warm hues, and deep blacks. Only occasionally do fleshtones appear a bit reddish. Images are generally sharp, with satisfying details and definition. Edge enhancement is occasionally noticed, but is rarely much of a distraction. Pixelization is also quite minor. The source element is revealing of a few flecks of dirt and occasional scratches. Overall, this picture is surprisingly pleasing for the age of the film. (Suzanne Hodges)