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Parental Guidance

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

December 25, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Andy Fickman

Starring :

Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Brad James, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 5

“..you'll find smarter and more ambitious humour in a single episode of Modern Family..”
by Liam Maguren [Flicks.co.nz]
1 of 5

“..watching this pair of formerly spry comic forces shuffle around the kitchen yowling ‘Book of Love’ at each other, you may well need to use your words... if you can even find them..”
by Guy Lodge [Time Out London]
2.5 of 5

“..there is nothing profound here, but if Artie being called "Farty" by a pre-schooler takes your fancy, then you'll have a laugh..”
by Francesca Rudkin [The New Zealand Herald]
2 of 5

“..there are poo gags, too, and youngsters may find all of this a hoot, but grown-ups may feel a bit left out..”
by Stella Papamichael [Digital Spy]
“..the schmaltz is piled on thick, and if the comedy were any broader it would require an Imax screen..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 5

“..it's so busy being hip, edgy and metaphorical that it forgets to be funny, real or exciting..”
by Christopher Tookey [Daily Mail [UK]]
2 of 5

“..it offers up a friendly reminder of the important role the older generation play..”
by Chris Knight [Canada.com]
3 of 5

“..although nothing particularly new or clever, it's a diverting enough movie and an enjoyable family outing to the cinema..”
by Sarah Watt [Stuff]
“..alas, prevents this from being a genuine crowdpleaser, with the better moments (mostly of the schmaltzy variety) more than offset by the irritating and tedious ones..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]
Review rate : D-
Reviewed by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]

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