Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Johnny Knoxville
Jackson Nicoll.
Directors
Jeff Tremaine.
Screenwriters
Running Time
92 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Bringing Tibet Home
3 Star Empire Rating
Great Museum, The
3 Star Empire Rating
Montana
3 Star Empire Rating
Face Of Love, The
3 Star Empire Rating
Electricity
2 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Leviathan
5 Star Empire Rating
Le Jour Se Lève
5 Star Empire Rating
Tony Benn: Will And Testament
5 Star Empire Rating
Nightcrawler
5 Star Empire Rating
Babadook, The
5 Star Empire Rating

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Growing old disgracefully


submit to reddit


Plot
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.


Review
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.


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


Reviewed by Simon Crook

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Empire Star Rating

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

Empire User Rating

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


Hmm

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

Empire User Rating

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

Empire User Rating

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

Empire User Rating

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


SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Review Of The Year: 40 Worst Posters Of 2014
One-sheets that you'd rather not have on your wall

Hobbit Q&As: Ian McKellen On Finally Saying Goodbye And Farewell To Gandalf The Grey
Read our exclusive Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies interviews

Review Of 2014: Empire's Interviews Of The Year
Crews! Chan! Chickens?! The chats we loved in 2014...

Gallery: Peter Jackson Prop Art: The Bigiatures
An exclusive look inside the director's secret warehouse

Review Of 2014: The Best TV Moments Of The Year
We celebrate the small screen's biggest scenes

A Day In The Life Of An Orc
Three of Mordor's finest describe life in the Dark Lord’s employ

20 Great Films You (Probably) Didn't See In 2014
The underseen joys and unreleased gems of the last 12 months

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)