The Dirties

2013

The Dirties

Critics Consensus

The Dirties uses likable characters and a surprisingly twisted story to deconstruct the power of violent revenge -- and the audience's expectations when viewing it.

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When two best friends team up to film a comedy about getting revenge on bullies, the exercise takes a devastating turn when one of them begins to think of it as more than a joke. (c) Phase 4

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  • It may wind up as the year's most significant horror film; it's certainly among the most original.

    Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Guardian
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  • Matt Johnson's feisty and flip debut feature inverts the dark iconography of school shootings.

    Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A shooter story that creeps up on you with humor and personality, featuring characters so likable the thought that they could transform into killers is at first unthinkable -- which is precisely the point.

    Oct 4, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    Eric Kohn

    indieWire
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  • Remarkable as much for its insights as for its audacity, "The Dirties" approaches school violence with a comic veneer that slowly shades into deep darkness.

    Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5
  • A masterful blend of black humor and queasy dread ...

    Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • In such a cluttered cultural space, it feels so startlingly fresh, urgent, honest and real.

    Oct 3, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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