Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic 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. 50
    Little more than a series of sketches, tied together by Joe's on-air interrogation by a nasty shock jock played by Dennis Miller.
  3. 50
    This sentimental comedy is generally sweet natured.
  4. Ends up blowing its own joke. Instead of making Joe blissfully arrogant in his Southern rock dude myopia, it turns him into a shuffling masochistic loser.
  5. Reviewed by: Jan Stuart
    50
    If you are in touch with your inner 14-year-old child, you could do worse.
  6. 50
    This underdog comedy and its title character have considerable charm.
  7. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    43
    A full-throated shout-out to the lowest common denominator.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    It's only when you see the movie that you discover how completely the film misses opportunities to develop these ideas into anything like movie comedy.
  9. 38
    Joe Dirt is so obviously a construction that it is impossible to find anything human about him; he is a concept, not a person.
  10. Just a big chunk of waste flushed from a Hollywood studio.
  11. 30
    What makes it so disappointing is that the movie is just another sub-Farrelly-brothers collection of miscellaneous gags.
  12. 30
    Rich with comic potential that goes unfulfilled, time after stupefying time.
  13. Reviewed by: Robert K. Elder
    25
    For all its promise of lively trailer-park humor, Joe Dirt digs, then lies in its own grave, killed by blah characters, lame jokes and cliches you can see coming a mile away.
  14. Knows its audience and doesn't stint on the flatulence jokes, poop jokes, leg-humping dogs and moments of homo-panic.
  15. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Structured loosely enough to work in all the excrement and incest jokes necessary to seem hip these days.
  16. Reviewed by: Joanna Weiss
    25
    We have to endure 93 minutes of this torture, with only a few high points.
  17. 20
    Relentlessly softheaded and softhearted.
  18. Reviewed by: Athima Chansanchai
    12
    Even with help from a pathetic Kid Rock and a boost from always-on Christopher Walken, Spade can't pull this off.
  19. 10
    In one scene, raw sewage is dumped on Joe. See Joe Dirt and you'll know how that feels.
  20. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    10
    Takes a prominent place along with "Tomcats," "Say It Isn't So," "Saving Silverman" and "Get Over It" on the list of reasons why raucous teen farce is headed six feet under.
  21. Redefines the notion of a feature film another notch downward.
  22. All failed concept and misfired comedy.
  23. 10
    We should be asking ourselves why so noble a nation would produce swill like Joe Dirt.
  24. Talk about waste products; think of the time, effort and money that went into this movie.
  25. 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.
  26. Sandler and Spade continue their avid quest to dumb down America.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 85
  2. Negative: 7 out of 85
  1. Jun 30, 2012
    8
    You won't like this movie if you take it too seriously. Just sit back, enjoy the movie and it might just surprise you. It's a nice mixtureYou won't like this movie if you take it too seriously. Just sit back, enjoy the movie and it might just surprise you. It's a nice mixture of dumb comedy, a cute plot with a few twists. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2010
    10
    This is one of my favorite movies. It is so implausible and so so funny. There are some truly side splitting laughs in this movie. Joe getsThis is one of my favorite movies. It is so implausible and so so funny. There are some truly side splitting laughs in this movie. Joe gets the totally hot chick, Christopher Walken is classic as a former hit man in Witness Protection. I love you Joe Dirt! Full Review »