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6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 194 Ratings

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  1. Oct 28, 2013
    9
    One of the funniest films I've seen for a while, definitely recommend for teenagers but adults would most likely find it stupid, the movie wasn't the same as any of the other Jackass movies, but this isn't a Jackass movie, although there weren't many dangerous pranks there were still a lot of hilarious moments from the team that is Knoxville and Nicoll.
  2. Oct 25, 2013
    10
    Bad Grandpa is certainly one of the funniest and most outrageous comedies of the year. Whether it's Irv going to a strip club and almost getting punched out by a male stripper, passing his grandson off as a girl so they can crash a kiddie beauty contest, or trying to transport and dispose of his late wife's body, Bad Grandpa offers plenty of situations where the hidden cameras capture theBad Grandpa is certainly one of the funniest and most outrageous comedies of the year. Whether it's Irv going to a strip club and almost getting punched out by a male stripper, passing his grandson off as a girl so they can crash a kiddie beauty contest, or trying to transport and dispose of his late wife's body, Bad Grandpa offers plenty of situations where the hidden cameras capture the varied and hilarious responses of onlookers. There are times when it seems several of these surprised viewers must be plants, and you do find yourself questioning the legitimacy of some of these "candid" moments. Still, it's funny as hell. The range of reactions (when you're not wondering who's a plant and what bit was probably scripted) range from the amused to the utterly horrified. It's amazing how much craziness people will put up with until they've finally had enough. The movie's biggest surprise is how sweet it can be at times. You come to legitimately care about Irv and Billy and are invested in how their journey together turns out and if they can work out their relationship. There's a set-piece in a biker bar near the end that's surprisingly touching (albeit in-between set-ups and pay-offs to different gags). Knoxville and Niccol have great chemistry together; the movie simply wouldn't work if they didn't. Niccol is a real find. He seems like a real kid rather than a "movie kid." With his hangdog countenance and deadpan manner, Niccol comes across like a little Walter Matthau. The Jackass gang strike again with the giddily gonzo Bad Grandpa, featuring Johnny Knoxville's Irv Zisman at his most gloriously inappropriate. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2013
    9
    Absolutely Hilarious, a must watch! Typical Jackass hilarity always gets to everyone at least once, Some gags aren't as good as the others, but some of them tear your sides apart, recommended to anyone who loves crude humour
  4. Oct 27, 2013
    9
    If you're a Jackass fan you'll have some idea what to expect. Johnny Knoxville disguises himself as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and takes a road trip with his 8-year-old grandson (Jackson Nicholl, who's already an amazingly confident and gifted comic presence). They play out the simple narrative in real places with real people getting involved and reacting to the outrageous things thatIf you're a Jackass fan you'll have some idea what to expect. Johnny Knoxville disguises himself as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and takes a road trip with his 8-year-old grandson (Jackson Nicholl, who's already an amazingly confident and gifted comic presence). They play out the simple narrative in real places with real people getting involved and reacting to the outrageous things that Zisman does. The laffs are plentiful, as long as you're amused by gross bodily functions, genital humor and irreverent situations. Despite the craziness, Knoxville's talent as an actor adds realism and emotion to this expedition in crazy excess. Think Jackass meets Candid Camera. Expand
  5. Oct 27, 2013
    10
    This movie was hilarious and so funny! I recommend going to see this movie. There is a catch though. Before you see the movie so you won't be lost, you should learn what jackass is and what they're about. You should also get to know who Johnny Knoxville is. By knowing what jackass is and what they are about it'll make the movie a lot more funny for you. This is the first thing jackass hasThis movie was hilarious and so funny! I recommend going to see this movie. There is a catch though. Before you see the movie so you won't be lost, you should learn what jackass is and what they're about. You should also get to know who Johnny Knoxville is. By knowing what jackass is and what they are about it'll make the movie a lot more funny for you. This is the first thing jackass has had come out for a long time. Anyway the movie was great. They did an amazing job with the costumes! Ultimately the best part about this movie is that it's not scripted and there is real reactions from people. If I were you if go see this movie. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2013
    9
    I really really really enjoyed watching this movie. It's nice to see Johnny Knoxville not get punched, rammed, stabbed, or seriously injured for once. The story didn't feel out of place or unnecessary, and the actors were great to watch. Billy was hilarious, Johnny Knoxville was hilarious, and the gags were hilarious. Viewing in a group setting just added to the experience. It's JackassI really really really enjoyed watching this movie. It's nice to see Johnny Knoxville not get punched, rammed, stabbed, or seriously injured for once. The story didn't feel out of place or unnecessary, and the actors were great to watch. Billy was hilarious, Johnny Knoxville was hilarious, and the gags were hilarious. Viewing in a group setting just added to the experience. It's Jackass with a Borat spin--great genuine comedy that's a must-see. Expand
  7. Nov 26, 2013
    10
    The funniest movie of 2013. Although it's not really a jackass movie, it satisfies my hunger for the series. Johnny Knoxville and the child that plays his grandson are great. Go see it!!
  8. Jun 7, 2014
    9
    Without a doubt one of the funnest movies of 2013 and reassures us that Paramount Pictures can still produces quality films. Bad Grandpa, story wise is nothing to write home about, however it will leave you in fits on laughter. They have done a really good job with getting the reactions of so called "randoms", which makes the movie all the funnier! The pranks are golden! Very recommendable.
  9. Jan 12, 2015
    9
    this movie was just hilarious. i could not believe how well it turned out with the risky setup of a hidden camera movie with the general public of america but it works so well due to the fact that the people give great reactions that you could almost believe it was scripted and just had me in stitches. johnny knoxville and Jackson Nicoll are both excellent i haven't seen the extended cutthis movie was just hilarious. i could not believe how well it turned out with the risky setup of a hidden camera movie with the general public of america but it works so well due to the fact that the people give great reactions that you could almost believe it was scripted and just had me in stitches. johnny knoxville and Jackson Nicoll are both excellent i haven't seen the extended cut but i imagine it is great as well and i would love to see Jackass do something like this again Expand
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 29
  2. Negative: 3 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 28, 2013
    75
    There’s a restless inventiveness to many of the gags that are matched only by the outrageousness of their surroundings.
  2. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Oct 25, 2013
    70
    For all the fecal matter flying around, and all the dick jokes, Bad Grandpa turns out to be an act of redemption: It’s the anti-Borat. And for all its flaws, it might just be the most heartwarming movie of the year.
  3. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Oct 25, 2013
    75
    In the few moments where he's left to prank people on his own, Bad Grandpa doesn't treat him like the clichéd potty mouthed kid out for shock value. Instead, he uses his childlike innocence to make the adults more uncomfortable than his grandpa's raunchier shenanigans ever could.