The War With Grandpa

critic Reviews

, 30% 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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    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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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Edgy it's not, but everyone seems to be having a pretty good time, perhaps especially the senior class.
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    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    Considering the talent in front of the camera, one wonders why the quality of the narrative couldn't have at least been punched up a bit to at least score a few chuckles, which doesn't necessitate innuendo, either.
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    Pete HammondDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Robert De Niro is a charmer and a sharp opponent in this family friendly comedy that offers a nice respite in tough times.
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    Lisa Giles-KeddieHeyUGuys
    A fun, family comedy, with some great turns from a stellar cast. It's nothing spectacular, and some of the comedy drags a little, but this performances make it a worthwhile endeavour.
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    Steve MorrisseyRadio Times
    The result is that no matter how perfunctory the subplots, improbable the action sequences and corny the humour, the feel-good wins through.
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