The Grade Book: “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Plot: An old pervert takes his grandson from Nebraska to North Carolina in order to get him to his father. 

Director: Jeff Tremaine. 

Writers: Fax Bahr, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Adam Small, and Jeff Tremaine. 

Cast: Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll.

Genres: Comedy.

Running Time: 1 hours and 32 minutes.

U.S. Release Date: October 25th, 2013.

MPAA Rating: R.




(Lowest Grade Given to the Film: C, Highest Grade Given to the Film: B+)

SUMMARY OF THOUGHTS: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is fitfully funny, featuring a few hilarious moments but just as many lulls. Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll are a fun comedic team for the most part, though.



  • Chad Gleason (MovieManCHAD):


Grade: B

I love the comic styling of Jackass and I laughed my ass off watching this film. I am also happy that they tried to put a plot in this. See it with your friends and let the magic begin!

  • John Maffeo:

Grade: B-

Jackass isn’t dying just yet! This prank-filled comedy has an abundance of hilarity and a great comedic duo in the two central characters. Aside from a few duds in terms of jokes, it’s a fun time! I recommend it.

  • Matt Marshall:

Grade: C

Funny at times, bland at others. But the entertaining situations in Bad Grandpa had already been highlighted in the trailer. Leave it to a beauty pageant striptease to offer up the hardest laughs in this 90-minute film.

  • Austin Putnam:

Grade: C+

While I do think that these guys should stop, I won’t deny that I had a lot of fun with this one. I laughed a few times, but I did have a smile as I left the theater.

  • Daniel Rester:

Grade: B-

Bad Grandpa is hilarious at times, but it also contains many moments that feel flat. Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll are impressive as well, with good chemistry between them. I just wish the filmmakers would have tried to do more with the characters in the “plot,” like exposing feelings and beliefs through humor like Borat did. Instead we mostly get just a series of sexual jokes made in public. 

  • Christian Ruvalcaba:

Grade: B+

This film truly reminded me of my childhood. It’s like the Jackass films, though not as hilarious as Jackass Number 2 (the best in the franchise), but this film took elements from those films and added a simple but surprisingly heartwarming story. Johnny Knoxville knocks it outta the park like always and Jackson Nicoll can keep a straight face. So good! It makes me want to go back to my Jackass days in middle school. The reactions are priceless and Knoxville’s charm makes it seem like he improvised the entire film. Jackass peeps still got it! R.I.P. Ryan Dunn!

  • Zachary Strobel:

Grade: B+

Immature, disgusting, and pointlessly extreme, but totally hilarious…what I expected a Jackass movie to be!

  • Brian Sudfield:

Grade: B+

As a huge Jackass fan, I laughed so much during the film and that shows that I had a great time! Some jokes weren’t as funny, but overall, at least this was better than The Counselor!

  • Delon Villanueva:

Grade: B-

It’s exactly what you’re expecting. The Jackass team attempts to combine a simple but heartfelt story with their typical antics, and for the most part, they succeed. Now, I must admit that the movie is a bit underwhelming, considering it’s rather forgettable and some of the best gags have been revealed in the marketing. Though if you’re a hardcore Jackass fan or would just love to see some well-played pranks, this is a good time-killer.

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