Down to the Dirt
Down to the Dirt (2008)

Joel Thomas Hyne's acclaimed novel about a Newfoundland drug addict's attempts to make sense of his own warped existence serves as the foundation for this poetic yet visceral addiction drama that stars the author himself as the… More

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Genre: Drama
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Patricia Hluchy
Toronto Star

We know how his story will unfold.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Many viewers will find time spent with this hapless screw-up two hours too many, but the pic does at least partly capture the source material's rambunctious gallows humor.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

By the time the movie finally gets round to the narrator enumerating the life lessons learned, viewers may already be sleeping it off.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Hynes is really effective as Keith, at ease with the rude, raw material that's drawn from his own past, and he manages to be charismatic even at his most down and dirty.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

The movie, directed by first-timer Simms, gets really interesting -- in a squalid, darkly humorous, Atlantic Canada Gothic kinda way.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an uncommonly disagreeable effort that's destined to turn off most mentally-stable viewers.

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Audrey Lush
This film is a depressing coming-of-age story based upon Newfoundland author Joel Hynes' first novel. It's gritty and dirty in the depiction of the… More