Dirty God


Dirty God

Critics Consensus

As powerfully acted as it is sensitively told, Dirty God offers a timely story delivered with empathy and deeply affecting grace.



Total Count: 31

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DirtyGod is a film about a young mother from London who must pick up the pieces after an acid attack leaves her with severe facial burns. Prior to the attack, with limited education and opportunities, Jade's main currency was her looks. Her face has been reconstructed, but her beauty is gone. Jade must set about rebuilding herself - and this is a gargantuan task. Cast adrift from her young daughter, Jade finds solace in the hidden world of online liaisons where she uncovers the passion and connection she's craved in an often humorous and celebratory way. However, the actions of a stranger threaten to turn her life upside down once more, and those around her are ill-equipped to halt her descent. As family life and friendships start to crumble, her lowest ebb proves the inspiration that Jade needs. Jade takes drastic action, finally finding her path back to her daughter and herself.


Critic Reviews for Dirty God

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (1)

  • Often confronting but always heartfelt, Dirty God is elevated by a stunningly authentic performance by Vicky Knight.

    Aug 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The struggles of a severely scarred acid-attack victim in a looks-obsessed world are taken to unexpected places by the director Sacha Polak.

    Jun 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • I really hope Knight finds a place in the film industry; with her terrific performance here she's earned it.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • A grounded story of human resilience that can't help but move you.

    Jun 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Hanna Flint

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Knight's performance remains the film's emotional anchor throughout.

    Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Boasts a stand-out performance from newcomer Vicky Knight and an unflinching portrait of a strong-willed yet immature protagonist facing a radical change in how the world looks at her as well as how she sees herself.

    Jan 27, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Top Critic

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