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  • Summary: Two best friends film a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school, but one of them isn't joking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 3, 2013
    100
    Remarkable as much for its insights as for its audacity, The Dirties approaches school violence with a comic veneer that slowly shades into deep darkness.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Oct 4, 2013
    91
    The story transitions from a believable portrait of young culture junkies into a showcase of Matt's burgeoning rage so well that it practically implicates viewers in the process.
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 3, 2013
    90
    A masterful blend of black humor and queasy dread.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Oct 7, 2013
    60
    The Dirties is as provocative as it is sloppily messy in its themes.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 1, 2013
    50
    Ultimately, all the metafictions and social commentary are too vague to have any meaning, beyond giving Johnson a foundational justification for this movie. But while The Dirties is in some ways appalling, it’s also effective.
  6. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 3, 2013
    42
    The message, like the filmmaking, seems fuzzy and unfocused.
  7. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 1, 2013
    20
    Technically cruddy and tiresome in its we’ve-seen-a-lot-of-movies dialogue.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    10
    Great movie, watched it not expecting much and it surprised me.
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