Dick (1999)

In DICK, an historically-challenged comedy, high school students Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo wander off during a class trip to the White House and meet President Richard Nixon. They end up becoming the official walkers of his dog,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 4, 1999
DVD 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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Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

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

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.

Todd McCarthy

Audaciously imaginative, devilishly 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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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A gaily funny, shrewdly inventive satire!

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Wickedly clever!

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
Nicki Marie
Silly movie that only really works because of Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams. It's kind of like a 60's set Romy and Michele loosely based on a… 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
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