Review: ‘Dirty Sanchez: The Movie’

Like "Jackass" but without the charm, "Dirty Sanchez: The Movie" records the antics of four Welsh headbangers who inflict pain on themselves, each other, and, most of all, any members of the aud. In spite of, or perhaps because of, savagely negative reviews, "Dirty" has made a tidy $1.1 million since its Sept. 22 theatrical release in Blighty, and pic should clean up good and proper on ancillary.

Like “Jackass” but without the charm, “Dirty Sanchez: The Movie” records the antics of four Welsh (literal) headbangers who inflict pain on themselves, each other, and, most of all, any members of the aud whose idea of fun might not be watching people drinking human fat extracted from a liposuction procedure or stapling their tongues to tables. In spite of, or perhaps because of, savagely negative reviews, “Dirty” has made a tidy $1.1 million since its Sept. 22 theatrical release in Blighty, and pic should clean up good and proper on ancillary.

Pic opens with a semi-scripted seg wherein the Dirty Sanchez team (Dainton, Pancho, Pritchard and Joyce) die in a car stunt and then meet the devil (famous drug dealer Howard Marks) who sends them back to Earth to commit the Seven Deadly Sins around the world. This means they make each other angry while in Moscow, envious while in Thailand, and so on, all the while insulting each other and drinking beer. In gross-out terms, pic shoots its wad early with the notorious fat-drinking sequence, and then peters out. Final impression is as depressing as its tech package is ugly.

Dirty Sanchez: The Movie

U.K.

Production

A Pathe Distribution release (in the U.K.) of a MTV Europe, Vertigo Films production. (International sales: Pathe, London.) Produced by Bobby Allen, Rupert Preston. Executive producers, Jonathan Zilli, Sean Murphy, Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken, Allan Niblo, James Richardson, Nick Love, Rob Morgan. Directed by Jim Hickey.

Crew

Camera (color/ B&W, Super 8, HD-to-35mm, widescreen), Martin J Roach; editor, J.W.H. ; music, Lol Hammond, Duncan Reid. Reviewed at The Vue, London, Oct. 7, 2006. English, Japanese dialogue. Running time: 100 MIN.

With

Lee Dainton, Mike "Pancho" Locke, Mathew Pritchard, Dan Joyce, Myke Hawke Pierce, Howard Marks.

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