Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville's feature spinoff of Jackass' extreme Bad Grandpa segment, which combines live stunts - and the real reactions of the public - with a buddy story following cantankerous 86-year-old Irving Zisman (Knoxville) and grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll). Irving is tasked with taking the boy to live with his father after his mother is jailed, and must travel across the States to do so. Co-written by Knoxville and Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich).

2013Rating: MA15+, Strong sexual references and crude humour91 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
Jeff Tremaine ('Jackass: The Movie', 'Jackass Number Two', 'Jackass 3D')
Writer:
Jeff TremainePreston LacySpike Jonze
Cast:
Johnny KnoxvilleJackson NicollPhil MargeraGeorgina CatesKamber Hejlik

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

The novelty of a dude pissing unwitting people off with overt expletives disguised as an old man wore pretty thin in the Jackass TV series – 90 minutes of that would have been agonising. Fortunately, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa opts for more effective slapstick humour and antisocial absurdity that most of the unwitting participants have a good laugh over once the ruse is revealed (as seen in the credits).

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Variety

Variety

Even at its low ebb, the movie effuses an infectious, mischief-making joy.

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Total Film

Total Film

Most of the gags fall flatter than a Knoxville belly-flop.

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Time Out

Time Out

There are a handful of brilliant set pieces, including a scorched-earth attack on child beauty pageants. But this exercise in wink-nudge bad taste simply leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It's hard to score big laughs with hidden-camera material these days because there has been so much of it... but Knoxville and his young sidekick still land a few jaw-droppers.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Sacha Baron Cohen's "Borat" set the bar very high for this type of narrative-driven prankery, and in comparison, Bad Grandpa comes across as disjointed and aimless.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Though the plot is predictable, individual scenes (and individual targets) are anything but. In the film’s best moments, it’s more than funny; it’s exciting, and almost as daring as its indomitable lead actor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Focuses the general air of collegial numbskullery into a buddy-pic bond between Knoxville and the very well-cast Jackson Nicoll.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

True to the Jackass formula, some gags come off better than others, but there's some doozies in its midst.

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