The War With Grandpa

critic Reviews

, 31% 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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    John UrbancichYour Movies (cleveland.com)
    Until some rather ridiculous turns, including a major Rube Goldbergian mishap that's really no surprise, Robert De Niro in the title role certainly makes us forget 'Dirty Grandpa,' that vile movie dog he portrayed in 2016.
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    Ronak KotechaThe Times of India
    Overall, The War with Grandpa is no more than a bunch of gags put together in staged set pieces, but thankfully, it never pretends to be more than that either.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV (St. Paul, MN)
    All of the antics provide the film with some easy laughs that will certainly leave kids howling, and adults may even find themselves enjoying it too especially at the hands of Rob Riggle and Uma Thurman.
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    Stephen SilverSplice Today
    Another entry in the "Robert De Niro feuding with his grandson" extended universe.
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