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Grandma Reviews

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January 10, 2020
Really, it's just great to see Tomlin in the driver's seat again.
May 31, 2019
Lily Tomlin holds it all together superbly and her character is so refreshing - and so rare - to see on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
Grandma is an unabashed look at different generational and matrilineal relationships and owning up to your actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 8, 2019
Grandma is utterly charming and Lily Tomlin proves that she is still the comic whipper-snapper we have always loved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
Solid showcase that proves to have a little more substance than the trailer suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 27, 2018
At a brisk 80 minutes, Grandma doesn't waste a moment in devotion to Tomlin's bravura performance.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 23, 2018
Achieves a perfect balance in tone between comedy and drama, in which plenty of potentially melodramatic events and situations are rendered delicately, realistically, dryly, perfectly. I loved this movie.
August 21, 2018
"Grandma" tackles social issues with utter frankness, humor, and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2018
It mostly feels as if it has been thrown together over a weekend (both the writing and the direction). But the script crackles and spits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2018
Sweet, funny and delightfully acerbic, watching actress Lily Tomlin do her best work since earning an Oscar nom for 1976's Nashville is monumental in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 3, 2017
A great role for a truly great talent, who just happens to be in her 70s. The movie is just under 90 minutes, but Tomlin delivers in that short time. Her wise-cracking one-liners are tempered by a real sense of loss and vulnerability.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
October 25, 2017
Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Grandma is wickedly funny, emotionally intelligent and also very brave.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2017
... Grandma is overall a funny, thoughtful, occasionally sad film about several generations of women in a family trying to deal with one another, anchored by Lily Tomlin's fantastic performance.
October 10, 2017
It's a modest film that more than pays off its investment. (Among those who an take credit is Andrew Miano, one of the film's producers and a native Buffalonian.)
August 22, 2017
You realize you're watching a movie-finally!-about a teenager who has an abortion and turns out fine, and it couldn't seem more honest.
June 27, 2017
At a mere 80 minutes, Paul Weitz's character-driven comedy may be slight, but it offers plenty of insight and humor. And, more importantly, as whole lotta Lily.
June 20, 2017
Weitz assembles an outstanding cast in Grandma to deliver social commentary wrapped in off-the-cuff, smart dialogue...
April 18, 2017
Weitz may not end up making us like this hard-nosed Grandma. Some of us, though, manage to end up understanding her. And that may be all that's needed.
March 23, 2017
Lily Tomlin is simply phenomenal as the very liberal, short-tempered grandma. She hasn't been in a lot of movies of late, so it's easy to forget that while she's best known for her comedic work, she's always been a fine dramatic actress.
August 31, 2016
Lily Tomlin and her female counterparts excel in this drama/comedy/road movie hybrid -- a warm, small film, not earth-shattering, but genuine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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