Another of those cut-and-paste comedies from Adam Sandler's production company starring one of Sandler's erstwhile Saturday Night Live colleagues, The Adventures of Joe Dirt finds the magnificently caustic David Spade emas... more »culated by a sentimental script and shapeless, haphazard cutting. Spade plays the title character, a white-trash orphan in search of the parents who abandoned him at the Grand Canyon. The humor is supposed to come from Joe's misadventures, his redneck gullibility, and his encounters with such figures as a serial killer, a wacked-out janitor (Christopher Walken), and a lovable gal (Jamie Pressly) who may, unfortunately, turn out to be his sister. But the squishier requirements of the story, requiring the audience to feel deeply for the pain of Spade's caricature, are an irritant and force Spade to veer from the nastier stuff he does so well. With Kid Rock, Dennis Miller. --Tom Keogh« less
Joe Dirt is a very funny movie. I laughed through the whole movie. David Spade is at his best in the comedy. Chistopher Walken plays a good part too. If your in the mood for funny here it is!
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Joe Dirt was great!!
Christina Blacklock | Akron, Ohio United States | 08/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why the fuss about mindless humor? Exactly what is wrong with that? There are plenty of us who after a long stressful day want to sit in an air conditioned movie theater and be mindlessly entertained with stuff we really don't have to think about. Joe Dirt gives this type of entertainment. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against movies that one has to be sharp minded to "get", but once in a while it's nice not to have to think so much. I would recommend Joe Dirt to anyone who is seeking that kind of entertainment. Incidentally, I usually hate David Spade, but I could barely tell that was him underneath the mullet. I can't wait to get it on DVD."
Far better than Expected, in Story and in Laughs.
Bradley Tobin | Penrith, Sydney NSW Australia | 06/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Story of Joe Dirt is a Story that Deserves to be told, it's Funny, Uplifting and... Nice, which was a Change from the Vile, Mean, Gross out comedy I went in Expecting (and of course... Wanted to see). Sure, it has moments of Ingenious Gross out comedy, but At it's Core, and for most of it's Running time, it has a lot of Heart. David Spade's Leap to Big Screen Leading man is a Successful one, like the films producer Adam Sandler, and their Mutual Friend Rob Schneider, Spade is the Underdog with a Heart of Gold and I for one couldn't Wait to see him come out On Top.Spade is (you guessed it) Joe Dirt, a Mullet-wearing Loser whose life has been Fraught with Failure and Overcome by Opposition, well Not Quite overcome, as Dirt is an Undying Optimist. He is brought onto a Radio show one day by a Satirical DJ (Dennis Miller) to be the Butt of all the Jokes, but as his story unfolds, the DJ, the Listeners, the Entire Country get caught up in his story and he becomes a National Hero.The film is Always Amusing, Sometimes Hysterical one. It features a Wonderful Supporting cast that, no matter How much screen time they get, they Give they're all. Dennis Miller is Naturally a Hilarious man, he is also one of the most Underrated comedians in America, I just Love the guy, he can do no wrong. Brittany Daniels is Sugary Sweet and Boundlessly Beautiful as Joe's Sweetheart. Jaime Pressly is Endlessly Sexy and Fiendishly Funny as a Strange Acquaintance of Joe's. Brittany and Jaime are both Unbelievable Beautiful actresses and they also prove themselves to be Quite Talented Comediennes. Christopher Walken gives a cameo that threatens to Steal the film out from under Joe's feet, he is a Brilliant performer and I Await the day when he takes on a Full-Blown Lead role in a Comedy. It could Happen, don't Poo-poo the idea straight away, just think about it. Rosanna Arquette gives an Amusing performance as well, the one performance in the film that Stands out as Genuinely Bad is Kid Rock's performance. This man is Not an Actor, he is bad, there is no other way of putting it. He looks Very uncomfortable in front of the camera when he is Supposed to be playing a Bully Character. "Joe Dirt" features a Lot of other known faces and Good performances, but to list them all would Bore you and Annoy me, but I will anyway. Fred Ward, Adam Beach and Joe Don Baker. That wasn't so bad.Overall, it is a Pleasing "Forest Gump"-ish tale of Overcoming Adversity, Accepting Yourself and your Situation and making the audience laugh. I went in thinking it would be a Silly Gross out comedy and I came out Shocked because I'd just seen a Good Film, with a Good Story. Man, I didn't see that coming at all. Oh, one last thing. When Joe heads to Florida, keep a eye out for a certain funny man from "The Waterboy"."
Blake | Oregon | 09/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Amazon critic who ripped this movie has forgotten why he loves movies. I don't get critics. They'll give Lost in Translation five stars or two thumbs up or a high-five, but then give Joe Dirt, Police Academy, and other classics two stars and tell us why we shouldn't like popular movies. Joe Dirt is a fun, entertaining movie that takes us all down 80s memory lane. Most comedies fail to maintain an interesting story, sacrificing overall movie quality for a few laughs. This was not the case in Joe Dirt. I was never a David Spade fan, but he was perfect for this part. In fact, with the exception of Kid Rock, the casting in this movie was great. It's hard to make a connection between a white-trash drifter and the viewing public, but I think we can all relate to this movie in some way."
I dig it
Doc Dave | Georgia | 11/23/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, the humor is silly and often intentionally stupid, but I can't help but love it. If it's more cerebral or subtle humor that you want, you will not find it here (beyond the excellent mantra: "life is a garden, dig it," that is). The Joe Dirt experience is all about good laughs from silly jokes, wacky characters and ridiculous situations. Highly recommended for those who like 70's rock, nostalgic hair styles, and anyone who pulls for the underdog. Joe Dirt will give you that, and some gutbusting laughter to boot."
This is an all time favorite!
Doc Dave | 10/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Joe Dirt", is a total classic movie. It ranks up there with "Me, Myself and Irene", "Tommy Boy", "There's something about Mary" and oh you can't forget "Dumb and Dumber". If you have seen any of these movies then it's a sure in that you'll love "Joe Dirt". Its one of those movies you'll enjoy over and over again. I think it is the classic lines that just seem to crack you up. Joe Dirt is a classic white trash trailer dude, that gets lost at the Grand Canyon when he's a kid. He tells his story of where he is today. A janitor at a radio station. The station ends up broadcasting his story and it ends up getting the listners interested and becomes famous. This story is very humorous and has a bit of a love story in it. I am sure you'll love this movie, if you like comedy."