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.
May 2, 2019
Grandma is an unabashed look at different generational and matrilineal relationships and owning up to your actions.
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.
April 8, 2019
Grandma is utterly charming and Lily Tomlin proves that she is still the comic whipper-snapper we have always loved.
March 8, 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.
January 18, 2019
Solid showcase that proves to have a little more substance than the trailer suggests.
August 27, 2018
At a brisk 80 minutes, Grandma doesn't waste a moment in devotion to Tomlin's bravura performance.
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.
May 18, 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.
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.
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.
October 26, 2017
Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Grandma is wickedly funny, emotionally intelligent and also very brave.
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 11, 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.
August 14, 2017
[Grandma] is an entirely unimaginatively directed melange of indie aesthetic cliches.
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...
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