Dick (1999)

The mystery of the 18-minute-gap in Richard Nixon's White House tapes -- and how it connects to the previously undocumented involvement of two teenage girls in the Watergate scandal -- is the subject of this political comedy. Betsy Jobs… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A clever, funny slice of alternate history, Dick farcically re-imagines the Watergate era and largely succeeds, thanks to quirky, winning performances from Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Will Ferrell.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Dick leaves you hoping it finds the audience it clearly deserves.

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Todd McCarthy

Audaciously imaginative, devilishly clever!

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Funny, scatalogical movie about President Nixon.

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David Edelstein

This modest movie offers a convincing vision of Nixon White House operations as a sordid buffoon show undone by a couple of painfully earnest innocents.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Wickedly clever!

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Now the truth is out there: Deep Throat was actually two giggly teenage girls who stepped into Nixon's dirty tricks during their jobs as Official White House Dog Walkers.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

The movie has the comic sophistication of a creaky high-school skit.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A bright and sassy comedy!

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Blends the drama of All the President's Men with the wisdom of The Brady Bunch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
A very enjoyable film. I really loved this film, and I thought it was a very well done political oriented comedy that had plenty of laughs, a good cast and… More
Thomas Bowler
A little underwhelming but nonetheless entertaining. Full review later.
Kevin M. Williams
Saturday Night Live and Kids In The Hall alumni star in this purposely schlocky comedy of errors about the Watergate break-in and the eventual demise of the… More
Jani H
"Dick frightens me!" Saw it on cable only because of Will Ferrell's name mentioned in the credits. Well some good news... for some of you...… More
Jennifer D
I remember seeing this movie in theaters and my mom didn't want to take me until I understood the Watergate scandal. Haven't seen it since then, but… More
Dean McKenna
A delight start, with the girls exuding a charming combination of innocence and joy as Nixon's Secret Youth Advisors and dog walkers, takes rather a nasty… More