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Overall Rating
3.33

Awesome: 18.84%
Worth A Look27.54%
Average27.54%
Pretty Bad: 20.29%
Total Crap: 5.8%

5 reviews, 39 user ratings


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Dick
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by Greg Muskewitz

"The movie is summed up when the girls hold up their banner."
2 stars

And that banner of course, after so much effort from the girls, says "You suck, Dick," but you all know that we want to take it the other way. Plus, the girls cut up a flag and make it into designer clothes (how'd they do that, they're blondes!), making that scene with an extra amount of umphfff, that if you didn't have a gray hair, you might find one now.

“Dick,” like “Pecker,” isn’t quite what the title makes it out to be. Whereas the latter film was about a photographer, the former is about ex-president “Tricky-Dick,” Richard Nixon. The main characters in this mess are two extremely dumb 15-year-old blondes (Kirsten Dunst and Michelle Williams) who become official Whitehouse dog-walkers and bust Nixon’s Watergate scandal.

Like “Mafia,” this is either hit or miss, and similarly, this is a total miss. There’s no story to it, and the filmmakers have very little to parody. Sure, there are a few laughs here and there, but “Dick” plays like an overlong sketch that even “Saturday Night Live” wouldn’t use (and be ready for plenty of innuendoes pertaining to the title). Dan Hedaya does a decent Nixon, but it would have been a lot funnier had they gotten Anthony Hopkins to parody his own role from 1995’s “Nixon.” Michelle Williams, who’s usually very annoying, is not as bad as she is in some of her other work, but is still far from being there. As for Kirsten Dunst, although she looks a lot more attractive here (and as bony as Gwyneth Paltrow), she showcases none of the talent seen in “Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Even the scene in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," with the whole rocketship scenario, was more effective in the silly/perverted sense than this entire movie as a whole.

“Dick” mainly served as an expensive exposé to the same old songs from the 70s as heard in every other movie, and the same old jokes as last week's SNL or worse. Where was the creativity --especially with such a fun source of humor?

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originally posted: 11/04/99 18:09:26
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User Comments

11/10/10 PAUL SHORTT GENIAL, AMUSING COMEDY 3 stars
6/19/09 art I TAKE IT BACK FOLK"S!,THIS MOVIE IS A CARTOON! 1 stars
1/18/08 art i loved it a perfect combination of FACT,CONJECTURE AND SATIRE 5 stars
2/28/07 Beau Clevely thought out, had some funny moments and the two leads did good performances 3 stars
2/08/07 David Pollastrini Kirsten Dunst is hot! 3 stars
2/20/06 R.W.Welch Absurdist take on Watergate. Has some droll bits but occasionally heavy-handed. 3 stars
10/30/05 Mellissa Mathie I believe the film was funny, creative and at the same time educational! 5 stars
2/06/05 Jeff Anderson A bouncy & extremely funny film! Dunst & Williams are terrific & Hedaya TOTALLY ROCKS!!!!!! 5 stars
1/08/04 Chlo Gyllenhaal This is light hearted fun, how cute are Betsy and Arlene? 5 stars
12/14/03 Katie Malone Dick rocks! It's a great movie, if not for general plot, than at least for nostalgia! 5 stars
7/13/03 Elizaveta cute and funny - don't take it so seriously people! 5 stars
6/15/03 Jack Sommersby It certain sucks one. 1 stars
12/31/02 John Aster Habig i want to make sweet sweet love to Kirsten til she's pleased and then cuddle her 4 stars
11/16/02 Big Ted Williams & Dunst have great chemistry. Hedaya steals the show. 4 stars
9/23/02 snowconehead god bless false advertising, this is worth seeing 4 stars
9/10/02 ted v. See this movie! Kirsten Dunst & Dan Hedaya are great! 4 stars
8/29/02 I Can't Swim Shockingly clever, funny, great soundtrack..what the fuck else is there? 5 stars
6/08/02 I'm in (L) with a Jedi very good, underrated movie 4 stars
2/03/02 Allison Lafferty Big surprise! Dan Hedaya look much more like Nixon than A Hopkins did. K Dunst's best movie 4 stars
1/18/02 Emily Best Movie Ever!!! It's funniest for the people who know about the whole Watergate thing. 5 stars
10/19/01 Andrew Carden An Excellent Soundtrack, and A Very Good Chuckle Every 1 or 2 Minutes. Great. 5 stars
6/13/01 Phil M. Afficianado It's a gas. Not a sidesplitter, but some good yucks every few minutes. Bold concept;see it 4 stars
6/04/01 Jessica Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, and a whole lotta references to a part of the male anatomy. 4 stars
3/01/01 Ticiana Maria Ramos de Castro It's funny if you know about Watergate case and if you watched "All the president's men " 4 stars
2/01/01 Dan Waldman Very funny. Very smart. Very good. No one should be Dickless. 5 stars
11/05/00 Smart Guy The acting is often forced, the filmmaking week, and the "Dick" jokes are limp.. 2 stars
3/11/00 David Rogers 5 letters. F. U. N. N. Y. 4 stars
1/30/00 kmk very silly... just fun. 4 stars
12/19/99 Tyson Stewart VERY FUNNY, CLEVER, AND FRESH!! 3 stars
11/02/99 Bozo I was really STUNNED it was that good and what a soundtrack! 5 stars
9/25/99 Jeff M Great political satire, if you know your history 5 stars
9/11/99 Timbo Bruce McCullouch is OZZY 3 stars
9/07/99 Magyarpoet Worst Movie of the Year 1 stars
8/26/99 Ami the Wonderbread Dan Heyada can play Nixon for the rest of his life!! 3 stars
8/16/99 d.w. Good natured, pretty funny 4 stars
8/10/99 jvt Painful waste of talent here 2 stars
8/05/99 Malbert It actually wasn't bad; a funny movie 4 stars
8/05/99 John M Really funny! If you lived during Watergate you need to see this 5 stars
8/05/99 Ken Gelineau Bore ah Bore ah Bore ah 1 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  04-Aug-1999 (PG-13)

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Australia
  17-Feb-2000




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