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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Perhaps anticipating an older audience, most of the lessons are one-sided, with the old-timers seemingly harming the children while actually saving them. show more

  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    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. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Crystal and Midler are such confident pros that their crack timing elevates even substandard material. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Parental Guidance is overly generous with regard to the silliness. However, it's not clueless. Crystal seems determined to give as generously as he gets. When a bully whacks him, Crystal covers the bully in vomit. Good for him. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Parental Guidance is one of those intergenerational embarrassment comedies in the "Meet the Fockers" line, where children can enjoy seeing grown-ups looking ridiculous. show more

  • 25
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    Parental Guidance kicks off with a mean-spirited joke about an overweight woman and heads downhill from there. show more

  • 12
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    It's hard to know who exactly Parental Guidance was made for. show more

  • June 11, 2013 roniorio
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    Being the father of 3 daughters and watching their families grow I could really enjoy this one

  • April 01, 2013 tw00000000142903
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    I was suprised how well this movie turned out. This is the type of movie someone with a family would enjoy. Its probably going to be a one time watch but hey it wouldnt hurt to watch just once.

  • March 30, 2013 oo00000000143145
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    A simply fabulous movie!! We laughed until we cried:) As baby boomer grandma\'s, we could relate so well. It should have made the Academy Awards. We NEED more comedy and less violence!!

  • March 08, 2013 Sharon Brubaker Syle
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    This was such a wonderful movie! Billy Crystal and Bette Midler duo was simply stupendous! This movie is a great on to see again, and should be in your DVD collection, once it drops!

  • February 10, 2013 yh00000000137937
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    This was a GREAT Movie! I really enjoyed this!!

  • February 09, 2013 scatler
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    Loved it!

  • January 31, 2013 donutdon
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    good show. funny and good acting

  • January 28, 2013 xmas911
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    Loved it! Will see it again. It is vey funny, brought the grandkid with me and he loved it. He wants to see it again. Every parent should see this

  • January 26, 2013 joeypresley
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    lots of fun and laughs . Nice to see a CLEAN movie for a change. Nice night out with the kids and maybe Gramma.

  • January 25, 2013 Heather
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    It was a good movie and lots of laughs. Some of reminds me of my parents!


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