Title: The Dirt
MPAA Rating: TV-MA
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Starring: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Daniel Webber
Runtime: 1 hr 47 mins
What It Is: This biopic tells the tale of Motley Crüe. A band that were some of the baddest boys to come from LA’s sunset strip scene. When Nikki Sixx (Booth) meets a young, passionate (and GREAT) drummer named Tommy Lee (Machine Gun Kelly) the two decide to start a band. With the help of the charismatic lead singer and older but fantastic guitarist Mick Mars (Rheon) this Motley Crüe is formed. With the help of an unbelievable amount of drugs, alcohol, and woman these four guys want to take over the world.
What We Think: This is a giant mess. Narratively you can tell the band were around and the gloves were on. That’s slightly disappointing, especially for a band like this. At least the music was good. Sadly just like Bohemian Rhapsody, there’s an inauthentic feel to this. I don’t know what in the blue hell Machine Gun Kelly is doing in this film. That guy cannot act. It’s sad to say. Really though the films biggest criminal is Tremaine. What is he thinking here? His direction is a bit aimless.
Our Grade: D-, This is a bad movie and one I cannot recommend. Sure it’s on Netflix. Sure it’s got that great hair metal soundtrack but my god is it a badly made film. Once you finish said bad film there’s a god awful MGK song you have to endure should you forget to turn it off as credits roll. Stay away from this. Maybe watch or rewatch Game of Thrones which features a far better performance from Iwan Rheon. Loving Vincent sees a better bit out of Douglas Booth and that’s ANOTHER better option. I’m sure Netflix has a ton of other things to watch. Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram and I’ll give you a novel.