Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. 88
    A sly little comic treasure.
  2. An uproariously dizzy satire...Hedaya has created the year's funniest film caricature.
  3. A gaily funny, shrewdly inventive satire.
  4. Madhouse satire manages to disarm the second you realize it's laughing with you - and sometimes harder.
  5. 20
    The limp title says it all.
  6. 70
    A flinty and deeply enjoyable little comedy. There's genius in its absurdity.
  7. Silly and shameless stuff that made me laugh quite a lot.
  8. So sharp and funny it should appeal to all ages.
  9. Dunst and Williams...turn ditsiness into a frenetic comic duet.
  10. 16
    Dick works best as a catalog of style: It's the story and the acting that are the window dressing.
  11. A highly original, often hilarious, what-if farce about Watergate.
  12. 70
    Most conveniently synopsized as Romy and Michelle's Watergate Adventure.
  13. A gleefully cunning comedy.
  14. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    40
    Sells out real satirical possibilities to its marketing potential as teen fluff. Everyone loses -- except Hedaya, who keeps faith with his character's nutsiness.
  15. A breezy, occasionally funny spoof.
  16. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    70
    A tasty/tacky treat.
  17. Reviewed by: Tom Keogh
    70
    An accessible but savvy political satire.
  18. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    70
    Starting small and building steadily, the movie reaps some fall-down funny laughs.
  19. Reviewed by: Andrew Fleming
    60
    A topical comedy that's about 25 years too late.
  20. Reviewed by: Matt Kelsey
    60
    An impossible, yet funny scenario.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 20, 2012
    5
    This movie was decent, but it could have been a lot better. It has its charming moments, and the way the Watergate Scandal was portrayed wasThis movie was decent, but it could have been a lot better. It has its charming moments, and the way the Watergate Scandal was portrayed was rather clever, but the leads are just too ditsy and annoying to make this movie actually good. It falls just short of the mark. Worth watching? Yes. Worth rewatching? Decidedly no. Full Review »