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      Dirty

      R Released Nov 9, 2005 1 hr. 37 min. Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      22% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.) is a former Los Angeles gang member who has transitioned into law enforcement. Sancho, however, who is surrounded by corruption, finds that life as a police officer is just as morally bankrupt as life as a gangster. After being implicated in the shooting of an innocent man himself, Sancho is then pressured to testify against his loose-cannon friend and partner, Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who has a history of abusing citizens. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 02 Buy Now

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      Dirty is an unoriginal L.A. cop drama that wears its tired influences on its sleeves.

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      Anson P Good Points: Multiple locations. Action, and mood of the movie. Appropriate tone for the story and plot. Bad Points: Gooding character is just too dumb and evil to exist. It is like Gooding , decided to reverse his good guy image in one movie. If you look at a similar movie like Training Day, Denzel Washington had a charisma about him that made his character evil and scary. You had to really observe his character at the beginning of the film. Salim Adel is just selfish, loathsome, and not too bright. Salim reminds me of a person wanting to be something so bad, that he overshoots and misses the target. I know that villains are tragic people with tragic backgrounds to make them who they are. What made Salim evil? Outside of corruption on both sides, what affected him personally? The movie is enjoyable and a timekiller, while working a laid back sit down job, or having movie time with friends. The characters are at most 1.5 dimension people. Between Salim constantly spouting adolescent foul language, like a teen hanging with his buddies, and Armando daze and stoic delivery, the story is limited. When the bad guy trashes Salim`s character (with a "nail on the head, definition.) while held at gunpoint, you know the directors were not too confident about the movie. Overall, it is still an enjoyable movie with a super creepy ending, you will watch more than once. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/30/23 Full Review Alexander B Dollar Store Training Day. This movie was awful. I'm disappointed since the cast is full of great actors! Sadly, convoluted storytelling (Baine's storyline going seemingly nowhere, and ‘splooge' just disappearing after picking up a surfboard for the first time), over the top themes (zombie PTSD hallucinations? Kids in dia de Los muertos masks? GHOSTS???), and last but not least the absolutely pathetic dialogue. I mean it sounds like J-Roc from trailer park boys wrote all of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lines! All of these things and more lead to a painful watch. If you're looking for a laugh at the expense of this director go ahead and watch ‘Dirty'. If you're expecting a "gritty crime drama about the realities of corruption in the LAPD" watch training day! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/27/23 Full Review stoner j Even more ridiculous than any David Ayer movie. The production, dialogue, writing (especially) and acting were all just ridiculous Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review samuel l A ridiculous plot, nonstop, mindless swearing, and horrible, grainy, and shaky cinematography make this a film to avoid at all costs. There's no realism at any point in the 1 hour 37 minute runtime, the corrupt cop storyline has been done a thousand times before, and the ending was garbage. There are apparently entire divisions of police dedicated to being as corrupt as humanly possible, and none of them get caught. Then there's the fact that the police actively recruited gang members and tried to kill fellow cops to prevent them from snitching. How original. I'm not against swearing, but about 90% of the dialogue was swearing using the same phrases over and over again. The rest of the dialogue was just as bad, again being beyond silly. All of the characters were unlikeable and received awful development. The pacing was poor, and the acting was mediocre, although the script didn't do anybody any favours. The cinematography was woefully bad because it was all handheld rubbish. Whoever thought it was a good idea to make the film as grainy as possible should be banned from working in film. Finally, the visual effects were acceptable, and the soundtrack consisted of awful rap music. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review dave j Officer Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.) partnering up with bad boy and corrupt cop Officer Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding Jr.) Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Not Too Rubbish At All. Why Does It Get Canned?? Very Well-Shot, Equally Suited Soundtrack With Some Very Solid Acting. I Think In Being Compared To Other Police-Corruption Films Exploring The Pressures Of The Job, Sight Is Lost On This Being A Good Stand-Alone Edition To That Kind Of Genre. So In Light Of That, I Found It Insightful & Quite Well Done. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Robert Koehler Variety A no-nonsense dramatic response to the LAPD Rampart scandals of the '90s. Jul 22, 2008 Full Review Richard Roeper Ebert & Roeper We get it. All of you guys watched the Tarantino movies and you watched the Peckinpah movies. Enough, give us something original. Feb 27, 2006 Full Review Tim Cogshell Boxoffice Magazine The cinematography of Eliot Rockett is also laudable: The city is not only rendered in the usual hot and gritty texture of urban landscapes, but is imbued with sense of oppression that is palpable. Rated: 3/5 Feb 24, 2006 Full Review Lewis Beale Film Journal International Dirty is a solid ride, and deserves recognition if only because it affords Gooding the chance to reaffirm his acting chops. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review Luke Y. Thompson LYTRules.com Fisher goes a bit too over the top with a couple of conventions that I wish he'd rein in. Oct 25, 2006 Full Review Jules Brenner Cinema Signals This picture of it is poppin' blanks at too many turns to be considered honest nor a reflection of the real deal. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 26, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Armando Sancho (Clifton Collins Jr.) is a former Los Angeles gang member who has transitioned into law enforcement. Sancho, however, who is surrounded by corruption, finds that life as a police officer is just as morally bankrupt as life as a gangster. After being implicated in the shooting of an innocent man himself, Sancho is then pressured to testify against his loose-cannon friend and partner, Salim Adel (Cuba Gooding Jr.), who has a history of abusing citizens.
      Director
      Chris Fisher
      Executive Producer
      Ash R. Shah
      Screenwriter
      Chris Fisher, Gil Reavill, Eric Saks
      Production Co
      Silver Nitrate Pictures
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Drug Use|Some Sexual Content|Strong Violence)
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 9, 2005, Original
      Rerelease Date (Theaters)
      Feb 24, 2006
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $271.1K
      Sound Mix
      DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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