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The War with Grandpa (2020)



Critic Consensus: 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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Sixth-grader Peter (Oakes Fegley) is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in with Peter's family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won't go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.

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All Critics (103) | Top Critics (18)

It depends on your tolerance for watching Robert De Niro flash people.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…

It's the kind of film that seems to vanish from the mind even as you're watching it.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Edgy it's not, but everyone seems to be having a pretty good time, perhaps especially the senior class.

October 9, 2020 | Full Review…
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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?

October 9, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

October 9, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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.

October 9, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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