The War with Grandpa

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Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley in The War with Grandpa.
Robert De Niro and Oakes Fegley in The War with Grandpa.
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MOVIE:

The War with Grandpa

WHERE TO WATCH:

DStv Now

CRITICS RATING:

2/5 Stars

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:

Peter (Oakes Fegley) and his grandpa used to be very close, but when Grandpa Jack (Robert De Niro) moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession: his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. However, grandpa doesn't give up easily, and it turns into an all-out war between the two.

WHAT THE CRITICS THOUGHT:

Hollywood family entertainment at its most humdrum and stupefying - less a babysitter in motion picture form than an audio-visual bowl of Mogadon-laced Coco Pops. - Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)

It's the kind of film that seems to vanish from the mind even as you're watching it. - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

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? -  Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post

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. - James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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