• R, 2 hr. 16 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nick Goossen
    In Theaters:
    Jan 6, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 9, 2006
  • 20th Century Fox


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Grandma's Boy Reviews

Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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[The film] does a very thorough job of reducing every recognizable member of the cast to probable career lows.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

January 11, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
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The Sandler-patented mix of the deliberately offensive and the blatantly sentimental loses something in the maestro's absence.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 9, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Grandma's Boy is an Adam Sandler comedy without Adam Sandler, which is kind of like getting a root canal without the dentist.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2006
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, it turns out, is not necessarily an improvement.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 9, 2006
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Even silly fun needs serious talent behind it.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2006
Gene Seymour
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The kind of laid-back goofball comedy custom-designed to chase away any self-respecting respectable person and play to the good-natured slackers out there in the dark. If you're among the latter, you've found a home. If you're not, you have been warned.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

January 9, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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While '06 is still young, chances are, 12 months from now, Grandma's Boy will rank as one of the year's worst comedies. Munich offers more laughs.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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No one here has the slightest idea what being elderly actually means or that old folks may once have been (and may still be) far hipper than the young men and women looking at them with fond incomprehension.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 9, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Nicholaus Goossen, another Sandler protégé, makes an inauspicious directing debut with this limp collection of clichés larded with product plugs.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2006
James Berardinelli
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This is one of those movies where you stay rooted in your seat just to see how bad it can really get. And every time you think it has hit the bottom, the filmmakers find a passage taking them lower.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 8, 2006

Dallas Morning News
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Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: D

January 7, 2006
Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
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What distinguishes this freewheeling, strangely honest comedy (directed by first-timer Nicholaus Goossen) is its puff-and-pass-it-along view, an inviting, goofy-grin attitude toward insular losers.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 7, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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This vulgar stoner comedy about an underachieving, over-age video-game tester cheerfully invites the audience to descend to a level where no joke is too silly or raunchy.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

January 7, 2006

Chicago Tribune
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January 7, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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The veteran actresses who co-star in this stoner comedy have an Oscar and multiple Emmys and Tonys among them, but it's unlikely they'll have to clear any more space on their mantels for Grandma's Boy.

January 6, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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I may require therapy after seeing this.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

January 6, 2006
Roger Moore
Los Angeles Times
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It's as aimless and pointless as a joke told while stoned.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 6, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Grandma's Boy is a brain-dead stoner comedy from Happy Madison Productions that was coproduced by Adam Sandler. Rarely has so little been done with so little.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

January 6, 2006
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