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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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A burlesque like Dirty Grandpa means to "liberate the oppressed" and does so in a low-comedy way. Ignore the bluenose critics who sharpened their dentures on this movie; ironically, they're the same fools who swallow drivel like The Hunger Games.
Crass, often gross and easy to dismiss as rubbish - the film has been critically reviled - Dirty Grandpa nonetheless reveals how De Niro's latter-life love of comedy seems devoted to piecing together a multi-movie portrait of what it is like to be old.
Dirty Grandpa is a barrel of laughs, just the bottom of the barrel. It is spectacularly perverse, sophomoric, and sexist; with no redeeming social qualities whatsoever. But it's funny, outrageously funny, basking in unrepentantly low brow humor.
Though there are some polite, heartfelt moments about living life to the full, Dirty Grandpa is an arrangement of outrageous lines and sight gags for those who like their comedy crude, if somewhat pointless.