The Dirt Reviews

March 25, 2019
This is rock bad-boy lore as a rocking bore, an endless parade of recreated afterparty ecstasy and emptiness that robs The Dirt of the vicarious thrill it had on the page.
March 23, 2019
None of it adds up to much beyond painting the band, despite their often repellently bad behavior, in a flattering light.
March 23, 2019
It's just a thinly written VH1-style sketchbook of a movie - which is to say, it's a Netflix film, with zero atmosphere, overly blunt lighting, and a threadbare post-psychological telegraphed quality that gives you nothing to read between the lines.
March 23, 2019
Its own pointlessness may keep The Dirt from feeling like an actual affront to humanity, but that doesn't make it very good, either.
March 22, 2019
It's as if the film arrived to the streaming service in a bubble, unaware that the culture has moved on and that Netflix is brimming with content written, directed and starring strong women.
March 22, 2019
A delightfully disreputable biopic about some of rock's last true bad boys.
March 22, 2019
If only it could be half as fun as Mötley Crüe thinks it is.
March 22, 2019
The danger of a document like The Dirt is in showing pigheadedness as not only fun and cool, but also elemental, inexplicable, and unstoppable. Boys will be boys, boys, boys.
March 22, 2019
Rock biopics often struggle with the part after the party's over, but "The Dirt" becomes unusually adrift; at times, you can't even tell what decade you're supposed to be watching...
March 22, 2019
A bit of introspection would heighten the experience and deepen the characters, but Tremaine leans on familiar themes of tribal unity to glaze over the thinner sections of the script.
March 22, 2019
Presented as an "unflinching" story of redemption, this silly-sappy film lowers the bar for to musical biopics.
March 22, 2019
You could listen to'Dr. Feelgood' two full times during the run time of The Dirt and learn just about as much about the band as you do in this R-rated Wikipedia article of a movie.
March 22, 2019
[A] tepid, incompetent biopic.
March 22, 2019
This movie won't win any awards. Nor should it. But for two hours it's a nostalgic blast to sit back and revel in the idiocy of these glorious, big-haired jackasses.
March 22, 2019
Booth, Webber and Rheon possess similar abilities to navigate between charm and repulsion, all working together to create such a chummy group that their power as an ensemble elevates the material. Just like their real-life counterparts.