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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is the fourth instalment in this low-budget and highly successful franchise, giving fans more of what they demand – crude, gross and gutter-level humour where pranking carries the entire film.

The plot connecting the pranks is simplistic, Grandpa (Johnny Knoxville) is driving his grandson (Jackson Nicoll) across America to be with his father and many ‘misadventures’ ensue.

Unsuspecting bystanders are unwittingly drawn into pranks and hidden cameras capture their reactions providing the hilarity in the film.

The foundation of the film is this fabulous duo, Knoxville is credible as the troublesome grandpa and young Nicoll is cutely obnoxious as the grandson.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa isn’t great cinema. It’s an acquired taste which is high on laughs, but low on intellect. (MM)

** 1/2

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