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Parental Guidance Review

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0.5

Dave White Profile

Grandpa knows best. Even when he clearly doesn't. Read full review

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  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

    The movie spends too much time wedging the couple into a May-December moment, where Crystal cracks nostalgic about the good old days. It's sweet, but it grows old.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    In the occasionally funny but mostly facile '80s-style culture-clash comedy Parental Guidance, Billy Crystal, who now resembles a very cute puffer fish, plays Artie Decker.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The pathos: considerable. The sight gags, involving Crystal puking chili dog on a kid's face, or the grandson with an imaginary friend peeing and causing an X Games skateboarder to wipe out: artless. The results: tolerably amusing.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Billy Crystal and Bette Midler hustle to peddle the threadbare material that makes Andy Fickman's comedy a perfectly tolerable, if uninspired, moviegoing experience.

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by CMPunk630

5

Need to see by charliem03
So hilarious

5

by creepergrl
hilarious Movie that you must see ASAP. worth the movie tickets and buttery popcorn!

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