The War With Grandpa

critic Reviews

, 29% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Fitfully funny but mostly misguided, The War with Grandpa will leave audiences with a handful of chuckles -- and a lot of questions about what this talented cast was thinking.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It depends on your tolerance for watching Robert De Niro flash people.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    It's the kind of film that seems to vanish from the mind even as you're watching it.
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    Peter TraversABC News
    barely passable piffle
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    Who knew a dodgeball game between Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin, Jane Seymour and a bunch of rowdy kids could be so bland?
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Robert De Niro has made his share of nearly-unwatchable comedies so, although it's tempting to say The War with Grandpa is the worst, I can't say that definitively.
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    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    The fact that The War with Grandpa finally dragged itself off from the shelf is something of a win but now that we're able to see it, the real loser is us.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    A "comedy for the whole family" assumes adults want De Niro and Riggle sharing multiple scenes where the latter reacts convulsively to Grandpa's accidentally exposed penis.
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    Jim Schembrijimschembri.com
    Another pleasing, undemanding feather-light Robert De Niro comedy and yet another example where you survey the reviews after seeing the film and wonder if everybody else saw a different version. It's an unassuming, straight up-and-down family comedy.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    You can find this frivolous, if forgettable family comedy - filled with childish, slapstick pranks - at Redbox now...
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    John SerbaDecider
    Consistently terrible.
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