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  • Summary: The year is 1975 and little Joe Dirt is dumpster diving at a Grand Canyon tourist stop. After gorging himself on half-eaten snacks, he emerges from the garbage bin, only to find that his parents have left him. Now grown up and working as a janitor, Joe's got a mullet hairdo, acid-washedThe year is 1975 and little Joe Dirt is dumpster diving at a Grand Canyon tourist stop. After gorging himself on half-eaten snacks, he emerges from the garbage bin, only to find that his parents have left him. Now grown up and working as a janitor, Joe's got a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans, and a dream -- to find the parents that he lost, or lost him. (Columbia Tristar) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 18 out of 26
  1. Spade, who almost invariably plays smug or smarmy characters, proves he really can act.
  2. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    50
    If you are in touch with your inner 14-year-old child, you could do worse.
  3. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    43
    A full-throated shout-out to the lowest common denominator.
  4. Reviewed by: Joanna Weiss
    25
    We have to endure 93 minutes of this torture, with only a few high points.
  5. 20
    Relentlessly softheaded and softhearted.
  6. All failed concept and misfired comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Marrit Ingman
    0
    There's an oddball quality to the ensemble that might even be lovable if the movie weren't so glib and perfunctory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 87
  2. Negative: 8 out of 87
  1. ChotaC.
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    a fabulous comedy though slapstick and crude yet strikes a cord ....i put it in the same league as 'robinhood-men in a fabulous comedy though slapstick and crude yet strikes a cord ....i put it in the same league as 'robinhood-men in tights'...lmao....and 'burning saddles' dotn leave neither of them. Expand
  2. JessicaW.
    Oct 14, 2008
    10
    I think these guys said it all, rolling laughter comes out in every scene. I don*t agree with the very few women like these movies, probably I think these guys said it all, rolling laughter comes out in every scene. I don*t agree with the very few women like these movies, probably because I*m a woman! Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2011
    10
    This movie is hilarious and how is it not funny. The critics are always picking on the comedy movies with David Spade and the other comediansThis movie is hilarious and how is it not funny. The critics are always picking on the comedy movies with David Spade and the other comedians of the SNL circuit. Expand
  4. RobB
    Jan 5, 2008
    9
    The critics need to pull their heads from their bums. Spade and Sandler are not trying to dumb down anyone they are making movies that make The critics need to pull their heads from their bums. Spade and Sandler are not trying to dumb down anyone they are making movies that make people laugh. This movie is escapist. You see it to laugh and have a good time. Enjoy watching a down and out nice guy getting dumped on. I love this movie because it is simple and funny. If one wants to watch socially relevant "FILMS" why would they see a movie titled Joe Dirt? This is a great comedy. Expand
  5. Oct 15, 2010
    8
    I consistently record this on my DVR when it comes on TBS or something. It's too funny and stupid not to watch. David Spade is an idiot in it,I consistently record this on my DVR when it comes on TBS or something. It's too funny and stupid not to watch. David Spade is an idiot in it, but I laugh the whole way through. Friends and I still quote this movie. Expand
  6. RodG.
    Feb 20, 2007
    8
    26 reviews for a score of 20. This movie is funny. It seems that the critics once again prove they are out of touch with the common man. 26 reviews for a score of 20. This movie is funny. It seems that the critics once again prove they are out of touch with the common man. Either that or they are all someone's ex-girlfriend. I've met very few women that like these kinds of movies. It must be a guy thing. Expand
  7. JohnS.
    Sep 17, 2001
    0
    This movie was horrible. I can't believe Adam Sandler produced this movie. This was the worst movie a Saturday Night Live star has ever This movie was horrible. I can't believe Adam Sandler produced this movie. This was the worst movie a Saturday Night Live star has ever made. It was ever worse than "Stuart Saves His Family" and "It's Pat." Expand

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