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Grandma Reviews

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April 17, 2019
The film does feel contrived, some lines really come out flat, and the whole story doesn't really need to take place in a day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2017
[Grandma] is an entirely unimaginatively directed melange of indie aesthetic cliches.
March 7, 2019
76-year-old women are not often the leads in mainstream American movies, especially not current ones, so I suppose I should be grateful, but I kept wishing this vehicle were a better one.
October 28, 2015
Even though Grandma never tries to be more than a feel good movie, it would've worked better if the characters woudl've been better writen and the situations where more realistic. [Full review in Spanish]
November 23, 2015
Its female figures fail to represent the real state of moral and social topic, they all act in extreme black and white, no gray area. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 5, 2015
The idea that Lily Tomlin's character is some straight-talking firecracker simply for saying things most of the audience probably agrees with is kind of patronizing, isn't it? This is a movie far too impressed with its own very mild edginess.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 19, 2015
Writer-director Paul Weitz's proudly boisterous star vehicle for Lily Tomlin has about as many ambitions as it does delusions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 9, 2016
...a lot more conventional than it pretends.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
December 13, 2015
The picture touches on several pertinent themes including youth versus experience, love and loss and Lily Tomlin deserves awards recognition but it is never quite funny or powerful enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2015
Weitz leaches the tough situations of emotional difficulty; the sentimental drama is a superhero movie for liberals.
September 17, 2015
Weitz is lucky Tomlin signed on; her prickly performances distracts us from the symphony of false notes in the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2015
Lily Tomlin a natural - 'Grandma' deeply sad
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2016
Tomlin is undone by much of the dialogue, even when you get a sense she's putting her own brash spin on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 17, 2015
What should have been a delightfully smart, unapologetially feminist vehicle for Lily Tomlin has a certain telling, near-antiseptic emptiness, largely due to a shallow script.
September 18, 2015
It's a mellow journey backed by an acoustic guitar soundtrack, never building any emotional response stronger than the warm fuzzies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 10, 2020
Really, it's just great to see Tomlin in the driver's seat again.
January 17, 2019
Solid showcase that proves to have a little more substance than the trailer suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
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 21, 2018
"Grandma" tackles social issues with utter frankness, humor, and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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