The Death of Dick Long Reviews

October 7, 2019
It might have worked as a short film -- in fact, it could have made a great one -- but as a feature film, it feels like it's stretched way too thin. The movie is not as funny as it thinks it is, though it is perhaps a good deal meaner.
October 4, 2019
[The Death of Dick Long] strikes a far more authentic balance, even though the film itself never quite lands on a similar balance when it comes to driving its point all the way home.
September 27, 2019
Despite the complex characters and standout performances, if the twist doesn't put you off, then the uneven pacing will.
September 27, 2019
Pervy party-hardy dark comedy chock full of mature material.
September 27, 2019
...for many viewers, that twist will be a bomb so devastating that no amount of thoughtful acting or impressive cinematography will be able to put it back together.
September 27, 2019
Abbott and Hyland make a good comic duo, but The Death of Dick Long eventually becomes a kind of kinky version of Dumb and Dumber.
September 27, 2019
Cracker gothic tale that never becomes the dark comedy it might have been, or the thriller it wants to be.
Top Critic
September 26, 2019
Dick Long often doesn't seem to know what it's doing from scene to scene, and it's hard to say if that's by design.
September 26, 2019
A real disappointment... the first part of the picture isn't as funny as it should be, and the major turn causes it to crumble completely.
September 26, 2019
For a solid 40 minutes or so, this darkly comedic noir has your attention. Alas, from then on, it's a case of diminishing returns, even after one of 2019's strangest twists.
September 26, 2019
For a half hour, the filmmakers really seem on to something, and then slowly the life seeps out of it, and we're left with a tedious, pointless exercise.
September 25, 2019
Dick Long isn't as shocking as it thinks it is, nor as funny when played outside fanboy communal experiences of niche film festivals and gatherings. Advancing forward simply on audiences frustrations, shouldn't be misconstrued as suspense.
September 24, 2019
The Death of Dick Long offers its share of amusing dark comedy, but the film leans too much on Alabama stereotypes and inherently stupid character decisions to advance the plot.
September 23, 2019
The Death of Dick Long is the type of film a director makes when he or she wants to paint themselves into a corner and convinces themselves they can find a way out, but just didn't.
February 1, 2019
The storyline all hinges on a twist to surprise or shock you, and if it doesn't the film ends up feeling like a tedious mess of redneck stereotypes.
January 31, 2019
The film relies far too much on dick jokes as well as the twist, which if you don't find it to be shocking or amusing, the entire film doesn't work.
January 27, 2019
The Death of Dick Long goes too far by taking the dramatic route instead of playing the revolting cause of Dick's death totally for laughs.