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Dirty Reviews

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Robert Koehler
Variety
July 22, 2008
A no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 27, 2006
We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 24, 2006
This isn't a film made by someone who knows anything about cops. It's a film made by someone who's seen a lot of cop movies.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 24, 2006
The machinations of the plot are so murky as to be not worth following.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 24, 2006
The only suspense is how long it's going to take for this movie to finally drag to an end.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2006
As good as the leads and the supporting cast are, and as much action as gets packed into the film's relatively brief running time, none of it draws us in dramatically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 23, 2006
Cuba Gooding Jr. sheds the halo that has threated to strangle his career by playing a corrupt cop in a nasty little genre film set in Los Angeles.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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John Anderson
Newsday
February 23, 2006
It makes Training Day seem like a film about good citizenship, but Dirty is also a luxury vehicle for two actors whose every appearance on screen is a boon.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
February 23, 2006
Like the best pulp, though, it gets its hooks into you faster than you can start to wonder why you should possibly care about what happens to any of its despicable characters, and, before you know it, you've been pulled deep into its Dantean vision.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 22, 2006
At the end of the antiheroes' ropes, at the end of writer-director Chris Fisher's genre exercise, guns have been drawn, blood has been spilled, cops have been thwarted from going straight, and nothing has changed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice
February 21, 2006
[Director Fisher] appears fixated on Los Angeles as a nihilistic phantasmagoria.