Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Reviews

  • You'll occasionally laugh out loud, but the heart of the movie is safe enough to chuckle at.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

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

    Neil Genzlinger — New York Times

  • Not only stands as the best installment (by bounds) of Johnny Knoxville's hidden-camera franchise; it's one of the sharpest comedies of the year.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • Although we're allowed the perverse pleasure of watching Irving commit one inappropriate act after another, our sense of horror/delight dissipates after each one.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Though at times it grows predictable and more inane than outrageous, "Bad Grandpa" gets more than its share of cheap laughs.

    Peter Keough — Boston Globe

  • Knoxville and the perfectly cast Nicoll have great chemistry throughout. But longtime "Jackass" director Jeff Tremaine consistently cuts away too quickly, undermining each joke in order to rush on to the next.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

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

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • My contender for funniest movie of the year.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" shows there's still comic life in this decade-old franchise - provided, of course, the sight of a senior citizen getting his penis caught in a vending machine is the kind of thing that brings a smile to your face.

    Scott Foundas — Variety

  • This whole movie is pretty much a mental colon blow.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Like the lime-green bingo dabber contents Irving drinks down to the horror of his seatmates, it's an acquired taste.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • It's been 11 years since Jackass: The Movie, and three since Jackass 3D, although it feels a lot longer than that.

    Dave McGinn — Globe and Mail

  • What impressed me again and again is how unflappably polite Americans can be.

    Dan Kois — Slate

  • [The plot] focuses the general air of collegial numbskullery into a buddy-pic bond between Knoxville and the very well-cast Jackson Nicoll.

    John DeFore — Hollywood Reporter

  • 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.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • The film has a story complete with a beginning, middle and end. It has some acting and emotion. And most shocking of all - it has empathy.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

  • 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.

    MaryAnn Johanson — Flick Filosopher

  • It's foul and filthy but only occasionally funny.

  • 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

    James Kendrick — Q Network Film Desk

  • Stuffs male jackassery into a paper-thin pinata 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!'

    Brian Gibson — Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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