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  • Summary: The latest comedy from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, Grandmas's Boy features gamers and grannies, sex and partying, bong vases and footie pajamas...and even a Tae Kwan Do master chimpanzee. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sandler crony Allen Covert, the star, producer and co-writer of this stunted-adolescence classic, hilariously explores a previously untapped nexus of stoner humor, joystick geekdom, elderly women and a martial arts-taught chimp.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    It's as aimless and pointless as a joke told while stoned. There are some pretty decent shock-laughs, often provided by Jones, who hasn't ever been this nasty.
  3. It cheerfully invites the audience to descend to their level, where no joke is too silly or raunchy, and a plot is just a way of passing time between game levels and bong hits.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    The sex, fart, and pot jokes come so fast and furious that a white flag seems the most appropriate response.
  5. An Adam Sandler movie without Adam Sandler, it turns out, is not necessarily an improvement.
  6. 33
    Grandma's Boy aspires to nothing more than the frathouse goofiness and juvenile high spirits of early Sandler vehicles, but it possesses the energy of a funeral dirge played at half-speed.
  7. 12
    This is one of those movies where you stay rooted in your seat just to see how bad it can really get.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 53
  2. Negative: 10 out of 53
  1. CalebG
    Jan 18, 2010
    There aren't many movies that make me laugh out loud the fifth time around, and this is one of them. I'm not quite sure why it got so low official reviews. Expand
  2. CMoody
    Jan 10, 2006
    This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen
  3. ReneH.
    Aug 19, 2006
    it was awsome and i dont know why more people dont know about it.
  4. CaseyM.
    May 12, 2007
    I've much to offer in the sense of giving a fair/unbiased review, but am limited to few words. Simply put, the critiques provided by the more popular sites/magazines have absolutely no flexibility in expanding mental prowess to accommodate the comedy used, so you can forget about rating accuracy. Theres definitely some intelligence built into the creation of this movie, but if you can't seem to grasp the moments, thats unfortunately your own lack of creativity. Don't bother watching and providing the world a negative review if you don't understand this movie. And for the record, this movie never attempted to have a historically altering plot attached. Its unreasonable, for example, to compare Shaun of the Dead to Dawn of the Dead. (Also, you can't say J.P. was a "hollow" character) -CM Expand
  5. MarcD.
    Jan 8, 2006
    I wish some of these critics would pull the sticks out of their collective asses and just have some fun with movies like these. (Hello, BioDome: a "1"???) It was great seeing Linda Cardellini back in action after her run on "Freaks & Geeks". Shirley Jones is hilarious. And Dante almost made me piss my pants. It's a guaranteed laugh, especially if you're young and male (and a gamer), I suppose. For a minor movie, this sucker did have a lot of product placement though -- Game Informer, did you actually pay for those spots? Just check it out if you're in the mood to giggle. Expand
  6. VinceH.
    Jan 7, 2006
    A pretty funny stoner comedy. Not even nearly as funny as Harold and Kumar of Half-Baked, but it is in that vein and has similar sense of humor (random sick jokes, sex stuff, language, etc.). It's like a mix between The 40-Year Old Virgin and How High, if that makes any sense. I see it becoming a stoner classic in the future, but it will undoubtedly be trashed by critics when it is released. Personally, I thought it was funny and I think fellow canibus-enthusiasts will enjoy the movie. Expand
  7. EP
    Jan 7, 2006
    What idiotic garbage!! Good thing i didnt pay to see this at a theatre, thank god for free internet downloads! Is this the kind of movie the american public likes?? Thank God i'm not american then! Complete Disgrace, almost as bad as Napoleon Dynamite. Expand

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