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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Slightly less offensive Jackass movie with more heart.

Movie R 2013 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 15+

This title has:

Too much sex
age 15+

BAD GRANDPA=HARMFUL (not clickbait!!)

Dear other families, Concerned human here responding to the review "BAD GRANDPA=HARMLESS". Went to watch this with my 12 year old daughter, thinking that the rating "12 and up" was a true representation of the film, however, I was sadly disapointed. The themes and motifs brought up in this movie are absolutely under no circumstances acceptable for people of ANY AGE (please disregard my 15+ ranking). The sorry excuse of a grandpa takes on many actions bordering if not crossing the line to sexual assault and the poor boy is forced to bear witness to these crude actions. Now let's talk budget. Where did the 15 million dollars go??! Certainly not to the sentimental plotline, respectful conversations, or general family fun. Overall, would give this a "do not watch". Best, Snailsnurch C. Montana

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (25 ):

It's interesting the way the filmmakers took several hidden camera-style pranks and stunts and incorporated them into the loose framework of a fairly entertaining road movie. The pranks are far from seamless, and it's often easy to guess how they were done. And for the first half of the movie, the humor relies mostly on the shock of seeing an old man (Knoxville in makeup) and a child (Jackson Nicoll) involved in such rude behavior. But after a time, the characters start to bond with one another and form a genuinely likeable team. There are even some tears at the climax when they initially part. And while most of the jokes are just throwaways based on sex or alcohol, the movie saves its biggest inspiration for the climax: the child beauty show. It reveals and then destroys the fine line between Billy's stripper-like dance and the quasi-sexualized children at these creepy pageants. It's a bit of Borat-worthy satire.

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