Joe Dirt Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
Contrived yet unpretentious, predictable yet surprising, this underdog comedy and its title character have considerable charm.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...none of it is funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Nothing written here will stop this film from being a huge hit, but don't say you weren't warned.
| Original Score: 1/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Sally forth, gentle viewer, and enjoy yourself. En route, you will experience a steady supply of doo-doo jokes, dispensed in seven-minute intervals by the Script-O-Tron 3000TM.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
With its quirky characters, silly sight gags, and the tasteless humor that has become a staple among teen comedies of late, this film will not fail to amuse its market.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The juvenile humor, however, is not so much a miscalculation as simple overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Joe is often ridiculous and rather dumb, but there's a sweetness to him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
like watching a talentless stand-up struggling through Open Mike Night, inspiring catcalls instead of laughs and bringing on lethargy instead of levity.
Top Critic
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
A comic named David Spade stars in a movie called Joe Dirt, and that's about as funny as things get here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
November 15, 2001
It's not likely to be remembered come Oscar time...but if you find yourself laughing at your own flatulence from time to time, you might find some solid giggles.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 29, 2001
While Spade did succeed in winning my sympathy, it wasn't worth sitting through all those bad jokes and weak comedy sketches to get to that point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 25, 2001
Check the pedigree of this film first and you may want to proceed no further.
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 4, 2001
"not a great movie by any means, (but) an amusing way to pass the time."
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
May 3, 2001
There's no mistaking that you'll get anything other than entertainment of the lowest brow.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
April 30, 2001
It seems to be a movie made by people using controlled substances for audiences also under the influence. It cannot be enjoyed any other way.
Mickey Stephens
PopMatters
April 20, 2001
To shield us from the negative side effects of class mockery, Joe Dirt erects a clumsy edifice of denial and avoidance that entirely dissipates the movie's comedic energy.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 18, 2001
In one scene, raw sewage is dumped on Joe. See Joe Dirt and you'll know how that feels.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 16, 2001
[A] pathetic attempt at moviemaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Chris Kaynes
Apollo Guide
April 16, 2001
When Kid Rock out acts Spade, something's up.
Full Review | Original Score: 41/100
Max Messier
Filmcritic.com
April 13, 2001
30 minutes went by and the movie took a sharp left into saps-ville, crashing and burning like a 74 'Cuda wrapped around an oak tree.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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