Dirty Work (1998)
Average Rating: 3.9/10
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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Shortly after leaving the "Weekend Update" anchor slot on Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald resurfaced in this comedy about smart-aleck Mitch Weaver who teams with buddy Sam McKenna (Artie Lange of Mad TV). They open a revenge-for-hire business (Dirty Work Inc.) in order to raise $50,000 so Sam's father (Jack Warden) can get a heart transplant. After they bring down a dictatorial movie theater manager (Don Rickles), they next hire prostitutes to pose as dead bodies during an auto dealer's live
Jun 12, 1998 Wide
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The outrageousness isn't consistently sustained, and the pic tends to peter out somewhere around the two thirds mark.
A tone-deaf, scattershot and dispiritingly cheesy affair with more groans than laughs.
Occasionally funny, but all too often driven by the juvenile conviction that anything even remotely connected with homosexuality is riotously funny...
Okay starring vehicle for Norm MacDonald, but you'd think he could do better.
: "Saturday Night Live" alum Norm Macdonald's feature debut ain't great, but he is.
Why does Hollywood think that everyone who ever appeared on "Saturday Night Live" deserves a film career as a reward? What's the excuse for showcasing Norm Macdonald, a third-rate Dennis Miller knockoff whose delivery is slower than Priority Mail?
...proves that a comedy doesn't need an R rating to be crude, rude, or stupid. Even an innocent PG-13 can do the trick.
Didn't provide enough good jokes to sustain anything more than a half hour TV program.
Worthless but awfully earnest slapstick from Macdonald, who ain't finding the Big Screen quite so simple.
The jokes just aren't funny, and Macdonald's sardonic, 'non-acting' style of acting quickly becomes tiresome.
Audience Reviews for Dirty Work
- Mitch: Note to self: Remember no matter how bad life gets, there is always beer!
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