Hear me out: why Dirty Grandpa isn’t a bad movie

Continuing our series of writers defending films loathed by most is a plea to reconsider Robert De Niro’s smutty comedyDirty Grandpa has an 11% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It was nominated for five Golden Raspberries and has an almost immaculate attendance record on critics’ worst of the year lists.Those who reviewed it were at pains to point out how filthy they found the experience.

Mark Kermode needed a shower, Mike Ryan wanted to burn the prints and Glenn McDonald likened it to torture porn.

For some, its chart-topping god-awfulness wasn’t just confined to 2016.

Deadline’s Pete Hammond called it not just the worst movie Robert De Niro had been in but “the worst movie anyone has ever been in”.

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