75

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
It’s the kind of outrageous comedy that you might even take your folks to, though probably not your kids. Say what you will about Harmony Korine and his demented geriatrics, at least they take their trash seriously.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
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.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Rude, wrong and laugh-till-you-snort funny, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa 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.
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70

The Dissolve

By Matt Singer
Though the plot is predictable, individual scenes (and individual targets) are anything but. In the film’s best moments, it’s more than funny; it’s exciting, and almost as daring as its indomitable lead actor.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Is Knoxville going soft on us? Nah. Bad Grandpa is still the f***ed-up family movie of choice, especially if your family has done jail time.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Bad Grandpa obviously is not for everyone, but Johnny Knoxville and “Jackass” fans will eat it up.
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60

Empire

True to the Jackass formula, some gags come off better than others, but there's some doozies in its midst.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Some of these gags are hilarious.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
As Jackass japes go, though, Bad Grandpa was better in concept and in its short, punchy TV commercials than it is as a feature.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The uneven result is definitely not for prudish moviegoers, definitely funny for everyone else, and even approaches poignancy in one or two scenes.
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54 out of 100
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