Dirty Work
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Shortly after leaving the "Weekend Update" anchor slot on Saturday Night Live, Norm Macdonald resurfaced in this comedy about smart-aleck Mitch Weaver who teams with buddy Sam McKenna (Artie Lange of Mad TV). They open a revenge-for-hire business (Dirty Work Inc.) in order to raise $50,000 so Sam's father (Jack Warden) can get a heart transplant. After they bring down a dictatorial movie theater manager (Don Rickles), they next hire prostitutes to pose as dead bodies during an auto dealer's live TV commercial. Millionaire real-estate developer Travis Cole (Christopher… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"The outrageousness isn't consistently sustained, and the pic tends to peter out somewhere around the two thirds mark."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A stupid lowdown vulgar comedy."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"A ribald flood of comic bliss."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Why does Hollywood think that everyone who ever appeared on "Saturday Night Live" deserves a film career as a reward? What's the excuse for showcasing Norm Macdonald, a third-rate Dennis Miller knockoff whose delivery is slower than Priority Mail?"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"For a film called Dirty Work, what ensues is rather clean of spirit."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Tasteless? Oh, yeah."
‑ , Globe and Mail
"Don't bother to hang around for the outtakes. They're not funny either."
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"Okay starring vehicle for Norm MacDonald, but you'd think he could do better."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"...proves that a comedy doesn't need an R rating to be crude, rude, or stupid. Even an innocent PG-13 can do the trick."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Didn't provide enough good jokes to sustain anything more than a half hour TV program."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A tone-deaf, scattershot and dispiritingly cheesy affair with more groans than laughs."
‑ David Kronke, Los Angeles Times
"Occasionally funny, but all too often driven by the juvenile conviction that anything even remotely connected with homosexuality is riotously funny..."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
": "Saturday Night Live" alum Norm Macdonald's feature debut ain't great, but he is."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"A movie that makes even Don Rickles unfunny."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"Worthless but awfully earnest slapstick from Macdonald, who ain't finding the Big Screen quite so simple."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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