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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Growing old disgracefully

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Doddery, deadpan Irving Zisman (Knoxville) and Billy (Nicoll), his grandson-cum-accomplice, travel across the States unleashing a blizzard of pranks on an unsuspecting public.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

With Steve-O AWOL and Ryan Dunn having passed away, this latest Jackass marks a change in format: the pranks are framed by a road-trip plot. Cloaked under grandpa make-up, Johnny Knoxville’s randy pensioner gets lumbered with his deadpan grandson (Jackson Nicoll), due to be offloaded on his loathsome dad. As they drive across state, the duo punk the public in a series of antisocial sketches. For all its genital-chewing soda machines and diner-redecorating dynamite sphincters, the pranks are milder than usual but no less invigorating. Inevitably sketchy, but when it hits, it’s hilarious — and Knoxville’s fantastic.

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

Reviewed by Simon Crook

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Not bad at all

The fourth Jackass hidden camera movie shakes it up a bit and concentrates solely on the Bad Grandpa character, with Knoxville buried under tons of latex as a randy old git giving his impressionable young grandson all the wrong life lessons. This even has a plot of sorts with the two packing up Grandpa’s recently deceased wife in the trunk of his car and heading off to dump the kid with his good-for-nothing father. Some hilarious pranks ensue (the children’s beauty pageant is a total... More

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Posted by RJNeb2 at 08:31, 09 July 2014 | Report This Post


45 mins into this and haven't laughed once! Think I might struggle to finish this one. Jackass is funny. This isn't! The shock humour of Borat is great the first time round but this is even struggling with that. Its embarrassing, not funny. Its a shame but I would recommend not wasting your time with this. It's terrible!!!!!!!! ... More

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Posted by guysalisbury at 12:56, 06 March 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Immaturity Knox

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

Posted by chang at 09:23, 31 December 2013 | Report This Post

Immaturity Knox

Some of the pranks are very funny, whereas the gradual majority of them are merely 'okay'. They have their moment, but seem to be played out for slightly too long, and the sketch ends shortly after you stop laughing/chuckling/smirking. 'Bad Grandpa' is worth watching, but when it's on the TV, and with a few beers on the go. The bottom line is, "it's not a film". But maybe I'm just examining it too closely? ... More

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Posted by TheMightyBlackout at 01:25, 13 December 2013 | Report This Post

This year's Borat

I actually hated the Jackass movies, and simply cannot abide the "extreme dude" culture. This however is a totally different animal, and in a very similar vein to Borat, this has a story to justify the hilarious gags played on the public. Nearly every single prank had me in stitches. Certainly not PC, but not as crass as the usual Jackass fare. Go see this, Empire are being way too tough on it. ... More

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Posted by Azzurro06 at 17:18, 28 October 2013 | Report This Post

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