'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa': Reviews, Trailer, Theater Showings

Johnny Knoxville is back. "Bad Grandpa" full reviews, show times and trailer.

"Bad Grandpa" opens in most theaters Oct. 25. (Photo courtesy IMDB.)
"Bad Grandpa" opens in most theaters Oct. 25. (Photo courtesy IMDB.)
By Todd Richissin

Johnny Knoxville and his Jackass crew are back, this time with hidden-camera pranks that involve a "Grandpa" and his 8-year-old "grandson."

"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" is being reviewed by the critics as you might expect: Junk food that's not too bad for you, if you like this kind of stuff.
The New York Times review of "Bad Grandpa" says: "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. Certainly the contestants at a kiddie beauty pageant they visit near the film’s end will need therapy for years."

The Los Angeles Times reviewed "Bad Grandpa" this way: Now I don't mean to suggest that "Bad Grandpa" has gone highbrow — the "Jackass" brow is just as arched as ever. And to be clear, the plot is slight. The dialogue goes from not bad to not too bad.Still, it's amazing what a little story and a little substance add to a movie. It might not be a giant leap for mankind, but it is a small step for one old man.

And USA Today says of "Bad Grandpa": Part feature, part stand-up road act, Grandpa tamps down the raunch of the MTV series to find something unexpected: a little story, a lot of heart and a treasure of an 8-year-old actor.


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