Parents' Guide to

The Dirt

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Biopic celebrates bad behavior; drugs, sex/nudity, cursing.

Movie NR 2019 107 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 16+
I bet the people writing these reviews listen to Bob Dylan while they scold their kids for "not using their indoor voices". Grow a pair idiots, just because you can handle the Crue doesn't mean the movie should be banned and labeled as a borderline anti-christ item. This is a great movie about an even better band, with some great people, take notes kids. Rocks not dead,

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Not for kids, even if they've been grossly neglected in life.

This is on Netflix and rated as mature, it should have an R rating. About 5 minutes into it you basically get porn. It is not just 'it'll go over their heads' no, it'll get INTO their heads, don't think otherwise. The story itself, meh. It's ok at times but you have to like Motley Crue or lived the time frame to be that interested. It bordered somewhere between retro/vintage to the ridiculous. After experiencing their music again via this movie, all I can say is that I'm glad I was too young to get into those years and am glad it’s 2019. It could have been more, but the band members themselves wrote it and I think they're happy exposing their past notoriety.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (29):

If viewers get past the terrible writing, bad performances, one-dimensional characters, and overall inept filmmaking, what's left is self-destruction, depravity, and a little music on the side. Director Jeff Tremaine brings all the subtlety and skill he showed in his Jackass movies to rock and roll's lower depths. In a startling lack of responsibility, the misbehavior, graphic drug use, drunkenness, sexual degradation, and disrespect for others make up about 80 percent of the film. The other 20 percent consists of sparse musical numbers, and one shot of the exterior of the Betty Ford Clinic represents their "journey" to sobriety. The Dirt is awful in every way.

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