Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt (2001)

As the title character of Joe Dirt, David Spade plays a "white trash" janitor at an L.A. radio station, whose mullet hairdo is just one of many personal oddities that make him the object of much ridicule. And the sanitation gig is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: If you fall within the target audience of Joe Dirt, you may find it funny. Otherwise, the jokes will seem like a tired retread.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Contrived yet unpretentious, predictable yet surprising, this underdog comedy and its title character have considerable charm.

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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.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Crass, formulaic comedy with bullying, cartoonish violence.

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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.

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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

To see it is to sit through scene after scene like the one in which a hulking oil rigger spattered with crude takes a leak on some smoldering ashes for no reason at all.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...none of it is funny.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

In one scene, raw sewage is dumped on Joe. See Joe Dirt and you'll know how that feels.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

[Miller's] reduced to the guy in the backseat spouting off obscure nerdisms when everyone else just wants to talk dirty and get stupid.

Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly

Nothing written here will stop this film from being a huge hit, but don't say you weren't warned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
A decent comedy with a few laughs, Joe Dirt lacks an effective story, but manages to make you smile a few times. In terms of this being a good comedy, it… More
KJ Proulx
It was very laughable the first time around, but after that the jokes start becoming failures, and the movie plummets!
Jim Careter
This was too dumb for words. David Spade was perfect for this, seeing as its not much to work with. The plot is interesting in an idiotic way. The movie was… More
Conner Rainwater
Aside from a few shining moments from David Spade, this is a pretty weak comedy. The story is just overly corny and predictable and the visual style is mediocre… More
Spencer S.
Funny in a SNL, Spade way, but not a "masterpiece."
Curtis Lilly
Never seen it all the way through, but I liked what I saw.