Dirty Work 1998

Dirty Work

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Friends Sam (Artie Lange) and Mitch (Norm Macdonald) need $50,000 to pay for Sam's dad's heart surgery. When they're fired for getting revenge on their abusive theater-owner boss, they have a great money-making idea: a revenge-for-hire business. The friends are soon successful, but not all their clients are good customers. When real estate developer Travis Cole (Christopher McDonald) tricks them into vandalizing a building that isn't his, Sam and Mitch concoct their best revenge plan yet.

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Critic Reviews for Dirty Work

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Audience Reviews for Dirty Work

  • Jun 24, 2012
    Painfully bad, Bob Saget's Dirty Work is a bland comedy that is not worth your time and relies on stupid humor for making you laugh. Problem is, is that it's not funny. This film bad, and with a poor cast that really don't bring anything good to the screen, this film should be avoided. The film is so poorly written and though it has an interesting idea for a plot, it fails due to a weak cast. I hate Norm MacDonald and Artie Lange. I find them to be very mediocre comedians that simply aren't funny. Bob Saget directs this, and he showcases his extremely unfunny humor in spades. Dirty Work might have succeeded if it had a better script, better cast and better director. This was bad. I didn't like it one bit and thought it a waste of time. This is not the type of comedy that withstands multiple viewings. Dirty Work has a bad film, one with a paper thin plot, and bad gags that don't stand out. You can watch something better than this, and as far as comedies are concerned, this one simply is a collection of poorly written jokes after the other. This could have been a great film, but it fails on almost every level, and it's not worth watching. I've seen it once when it came out, and that was enough. If you want a great comedy that will actually make you laugh, watch something else. Dirty Work simply didn't cut it, and is a pointless film that misses the mark on every level. Whenever it tries to be funny, it isn't. The humor just becomes repetitive after awhile, and ultimately unfunny. A good idea ruined by a poor script.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2011
    Terrible funny, but very silly and expendable. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2011
    After all these years I still find this one of the better SNL aftermath movies, most of the actors show up for little cameos. I've heard rumours this movie was something else before the studio decided on cutting this into the film we know today. The film isn't the greatest film but the likable leads and story save this from being anything boring, Macdonald is quite funny, such a shame he didn't kickoff like Sandler or Farley. It would be nice to see the version that was meant to be be released, always interesting to see the film as it was written. 15-10-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    I saw this on TV one day, but I didn't see all of it. There were some funny scenes, but for the most part I wasn't too entertained.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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