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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

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60

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 105
Fresh: 63 | Rotten: 42

Never quite as funny as it wants to be, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa still offers viewers the timeless pleasures of seeing an old man get his privates stuck in a vending machine.

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Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 10

Never quite as funny as it wants to be, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa still offers viewers the timeless pleasures of seeing an old man get his privates stuck in a vending machine.

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63

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 96,523

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Movie Info

86 year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companion, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa." This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera. Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the

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Documentary, Comedy

Preston Lacy, Jeff Tremaine

Jan 28, 2014

$102.0M

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All Critics (105) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (42)

Onlookers occasionally glance into the camera, a pretty good sign that people are hip to these prankster movies now and just play along.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It's been 11 years since Jackass: The Movie, and three since Jackass 3D, although it feels a lot longer than that.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Like the lime-green bingo dabber contents Irving drinks down to the horror of his seatmates, it's an acquired taste.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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It's not really a movie. It's Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass crew faking out real people into believing he's 86-year-old Irving Zisman, an old fart bag traveling cross-country.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
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Sometimes joy buzzers - and pratfalls, and funny costumes - are really all you need for a laugh or two. Or even a three-star comedy.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Apart from a handful of physical stunts and the penultimate biker-bar setup, Knoxville never puts himself at risk, and the imbalance of power curdles the imperative to laugh at the rubes.

October 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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An unfunny 'comedy' full of cheap crudity and punches down at targets who don't deserve it. For some movies there should be hazard pay.

March 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

It's foul and filthy but only occasionally funny.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Record [UK]
Daily Record [UK]

Bad Grandpa's biggest, most eyebrow-rising surprise may very well be the fact that we actually grow to care about him and Billy by the final reel

February 3, 2014 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

Stuffs male jackassery into a paper-thin piņata of a contrived plot, then blindly bashes us over the head, again and again, with a stick marked 'SEE WHAT AN OLD MAN AND A YOUNG BOY CAN GET AWAY WITH!'

December 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

The wrongs pile up, and there's a clear object of satire. That feels new for the Jackass experience: a target that isn't a crotch. I'd like to see Irv try to strike again with braver gags.

December 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland
Grantland

...ultimately just another misguided effort from Knoxville and his band of pranksters.

November 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Less violent and less mean-spirited than Jackass, Bad Grandpa is a funny little diversion and that's about it, but that's okay.

November 16, 2013 Full Review Source: The Mercury
The Mercury

Lewd, crude, tasteless...It's when Irving dresses Billy up as a girl in a kids beauty pageant that things get crazy. It's one of those moments, folks, where the angels of good taste and decorum desert you and you find yourself laughing like an idiot.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: 3AW

In this sporadically hilarious off-colour comedy, stupid, misogynistic America is skewered by a paradoxical creation: an actor young and reckless enough to raise hell and a character old enough to know better.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Crikey

You'll cough out some second-hand chuckles reliving the moment Irving Pic-ass-o'ed the wall.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

Bad Grandpa is to Jackass what Borat is to Ali G. The gag is far less about Irving and his grandson; it's relishing in how they antagonise and perplex their unwilling support cast. It's juvenile, it's ridiculous but I laughed, a lot.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show
2UE That Movie Show

This really is a movie full of gags. And not entirely in a good way.

November 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Star
Daily Star

'Bad Grandpa' made me laugh more than it didn't, but I still missed the antics by the rest of the 'Jackass' gang in this R-rated road trip.

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

I can't imagine anyone going into this film expecting Mrs. Doubtfire...

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat
The Aristocrat

There is something really unsettling and weird about this, and I'm not talking about when the kid does a hilariously wrong striptease to Warrant's Cherry Pie at a beauty pageant.

November 13, 2013 Full Review Source: The Standard

As hit and miss as it can be cruel, but with an "odd couple" eight decades apart at its heart it's likely to hit a few sweet spots for eager consumers of Borat-influenced comedy.

November 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

In 92 minutes I laughed twice. Once at the sight of Knoxville's geriatric being folded on a faulty bed and once on learning that Spike Jonze was part of the brain trust responsible for the alleged screenplay.

November 3, 2013 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray
The Ooh Tray

After a time, the characters start to bond with one another and form a genuinely likeable team.

November 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

It's sporadically hilarious, with some inspired gags and deranged pranks, but for a Jackass movie, this is oddly gentle and sometimes even sentimental.

November 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Audience Reviews for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

A hilarious piece of prank heaven from the guys of "Jackass" concerning 42-year old Johnny Knoxville dressing up and acting as an 86-year old perverted grandfather who attempts to take his grandson (Jackson Nicoll) back home to be with his father. It is pretty simple with this movie, if you love the "Jackass" guys and their shenanigans, like me, you will really enjoy this movie. If you find them disgusting and classless, then stay away. It is really an extended "Jackass" skit that accomplishes its goal of making its audience laugh and waiting with nervous anticipation as to what crazy stunt Knoxville will do next.
February 3, 2014
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

Not even near as funny as it believes to be with its amount of hackneyed jokes that you would expect from an absolute retard, this is an irritating collection of hidden camera pranks that never come together as a narrative and just seem to have no purpose whatsoever.
January 24, 2014
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

Never was found of Jackass, or anything these maniacs have done. Knoxville is terrific at improve and has great comic energy, but none of that is shown here and is a waste of time. Mine you like any film, its an acquired taste and also just does not have any
January 22, 2014
allan913

Super Reviewer

four stars
January 14, 2014
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    1. Billy: Grandpa! Were have you been?
    – Submitted by Michael P (4 months ago)
    1. Billy: Grandpa, you sharted!
    – Submitted by Kristoffer W (5 months ago)
    1. Irving Zisman: You're a pretty little girl you hear me!
    – Submitted by Adam P (5 months ago)
    1. Billy: I'm gonna call you cinnamon.
    – Submitted by JD H (5 months ago)
    1. Irving Zisman: I'm 86 years old!
    – Submitted by Adam L (6 months ago)
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