Dirty Work There’s a boys’-club logic to Don Rickles’ participation in this predictably rude, crayon-colored first starring feature from former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald, directed by… Dirty Work There’s a boys’-club logic to Don Rickles’ participation in this predictably rude, crayon-colored first starring feature from former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald, directed by… R Comedy Norm Macdonald Artie Lange
Movie Review

Dirty Work (1998)

MPAA Rating: R
Artie Lange, Norm Macdonald, ...

BEER NUTS "Dirty Work"'s Macdonald and Lange dish out just deserts

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Norm Macdonald

There’s a boys’-club logic to Don Rickles’ participation in this predictably rude, crayon-colored first starring feature from former SNL cast member Norm Macdonald, directed by Bob Saget. Macdonald’s brand of humor—cheerfully insulting, distractedly raunchy, basically harmless—owes a lot to the Rickles School of Interpersonal Relationships. Macdonald (fine behind a “Weekend Update” desk, less convincing as an actor) and MAD TV’s Artie Lange play a pair of lifelong buddies not good for much in the adult world. They do, however, have a knack for inventive revenge scenarios, and with this skill they go into business. (It must be Saget’s Full House influence: They wreak havoc only for good, not evil.) Perhaps with Übermanager Brad Grey on board as executive producer, a lot of favors get called in: Comedy-fraternity participants, credited and otherwise, include Chevy Chase, the late Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, and John Goodman.
Originally posted Mar 01, 1998