During the celebration for MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Dirt" biopic premiere party at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, artist Robert Vargas painted an awesome mural as a dedication to the band. Check out a time lapse video below.
CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has dismissed the negative reactions from critics to the "The Dirt", which premiered last Friday (March 22) on Netflix. Sixx tweeted the same day, "The album is number #1.The fans are going crazy over #TheDirt. The critics hate it. @MotleyCrue @netflix WORLD F**KING WIDE."
"The Dirt" currently has 43% critic score from 49 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the online review aggregation service that allows both critics and the public to rate movies. The same site has an 85% audience score for "The Dirt" from 772 reviews.
Indiewire film critic David Ehrlich called "The Dirt" "wonderfully bad," saying that the film "feels like it could have been made about any one of a zillion other bands." The Los Angeles Times called "The Dirt" "astoundingly tone deaf" and "as vapid and misogynistic as the band members and the book they wrote with author Neil Strauss."
The Daily Beast said that the film "spends almost two hours glamorizing shitty behavior, and then attempts to exonerate its stars with a few vague voiceovers about regret and rehabilitation." Other outlets that weighed in with negative reviews included the New York Times, The Atlantic and Deadline.
Other critics were kinder, describing "The Dirt" as a "guilty pleasure" and giving the actors who played the band credit for "working together to create such a chummy group that their power as an ensemble elevates the material. Just like their real-life counterparts."