Joe Dirt 2001

Critics score:
11 / 100

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Ebert & Roeper: Read more

Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News: Since the script was co-written by Mr. Spade (along with long-time SNL head writer Fred Wolf) he really has only himself to blame for being involved in such a mess. Read more

Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune: Killed by blah characters, lame jokes and clichs you can see coming a mile away. Read more

Elvis Mitchell, New York Times: Teeters on the fine line between condescending and corrupt. Read more

Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader: Contrived yet unpretentious, predictable yet surprising, this underdog comedy and its title character have considerable charm. Read more

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Read more

Louis B. Parks, Houston Chronicle: More like a whole season of connected SNL skits than a real movie. Read more

Paul Tatara, Spade's generic nonperformance is the centerpiece of a very wobbly story, and he simply isn't enough of an actor to keep you interested. Read more

Christy Lemire, Associated Press: You could save your money and watch this kind of mind-numbing, lowest-common-denominator dreck for free by flipping on the television and finding The Jerry Springer Show. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: At one point, Joe gets excrement poured all over his precious mullet, and that, in essence, is what the entire movie does to him. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: A comic named David Spade stars in a movie called Joe Dirt, and that's about as funny as things get here. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: Dirt's cup runneth over with excrement, fornicating animals and that perennial favorite of Hollywood comedy, homophobic slurs. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Joe Dirt doesn't waste any time letting you know where it stands. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, David Spade is a redneck with heart, but he can't pull a movie out of acid-washed jeans and a mullet. Read more

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle: Joe Dirt knows its audience and doesn't stint on the flatulence jokes, poop jokes, leg-humping dogs and moments of homo-panic. Read more

Mike Clark, USA Today: Were nature to take the course they both seem to want, the movie could end in 15 minutes. And it would still be too long. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Life is a garden. If something stinks, bury it. Read more