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243 Ratings

Dirty Grandpa

Directed by Dan Mazer
United States, 2016


Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a perverted former Army general, to Florida for spring break.

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Dirty Grandpa Directed by Dan Mazer

Awards & Festivals

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 | Winner: Worst Male Images in a Movie

De Niro embraces his role with such shameless, demonic glee that you wonder if maybe he himself has been waiting to cut loose for some time. And it’s a hilarious, snort-laugh-inducing movie, albeit the kind that makes you want to take a shower afterward.
January 18, 2019
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The screenplay, by John M. Phillips, is the written equivalent of a toddler discovering curse words. Yet some riffs draw chuckles: Aubrey Plaza reaches some personal seventh heaven trading aggressive come-ons with Mr. De Niro; Jason Mantzoukas thrives as a flagrant drug dealer; and as Jason’s strait-laced dad, Dermot Mulroney does a lot with a little deadpan delivery.
February 22, 2016
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This second film by the Oscar-nominated Ali G and Borat scribe Dan Mazer is a work of surprisingly clear-eyed vision: it’s a 90-minute leer in the general direction of Zac Efron, whose good-sporting, essentially decorative presence gently redirects the masculine thrust of the material. The satirical key is the contrast between Efron’s hard-bodied blitheness and De Niro’s spirit-is-willing/flesh-is-weak intensity as the titular Grandpa
January 22, 2016
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