(2001)

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Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
63
Charlotte Observer
Spade, who almost invariably plays smug or smarmy characters, proves he really can act.
50
Chicago Reader
This underdog comedy and its title character have considerable charm.
50
Entertainment Weekly
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.
50
Los Angeles Times
If you are in touch with your inner 14-year-old child, you could do worse.
50
This sentimental comedy is generally sweet natured.
40
Film.com
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.
38
Chicago Sun-Times
Joe Dirt is so obviously a construction that it is impossible to find anything human about him; he is a concept, not a person.
30
Salon.com
What makes it so disappointing is that the movie is just another sub-Farrelly-brothers collection of miscellaneous gags.
10
All failed concept and misfired comedy.
0
New Times (L.A.)
Sandler and Spade continue their avid quest to dumb down America.

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