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  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The Dirties is as provocative as it is sloppily messy in its themes. show more

  • 60
    Empire

    Like Chronicle, it's a fresh spin on the high-school flick. Unlike Chronicle, its execution never quite matches its ideas. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    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. show more

  • 20
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Technically cruddy and tiresome in its we’ve-seen-a-lot-of-movies dialogue. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    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. show more

  • 42
    Drew Taylor The Playlist

    The message, like the filmmaking, seems fuzzy and unfocused. show more

  • 100
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 90
    Inkoo Kang Los Angeles Times

    A masterful blend of black humor and queasy dread. show more

  • 80
    Zachary Wigon Village Voice

    Matthew Johnson's The Dirties explores high school violence from a refreshingly original angle. show more

  • 20
    Peter Debruge Variety

    This sloppy, button-pushing black comedy reveals a crew desperately in need of counseling — less in anger management than in the fundamentals of screenwriting, camerawork and structure. show more

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