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Dirty Sanchez Review

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Pancho, Dainton, Pritchard and Joyce are ordered by the Devil himself to travel the world and commit the seven deadly sins. That's the premise - basically it's just an excuse for exactly what you'd expect: masochism, one-upmanship and general debauchery, all in the name of a laugh.

★★★★★

For the uninitiated, this is MTV Europe’s Welsh version of Jackass — and be warned: without the ‘taste barrier’ of TV, this is not for the weak of stomach. Here we get tongue-stapling, fully conscious liposuction… the usual, but when it goes one further with the jar of retained fat it’ll have some people puking into their pick ’n’ mix bags.

The dares range from very funny (naked paintballing record?), to pathetic (a segment playing on the boyos’ homophobia), and work best when at their most spontaneous. The attempt at scripted bookends — boys die, go to purgatory, are charged by the Dark One to commit every deadly sin — is awful, but in between there’s something to offend everyone.

It's got all the depth of a puddle of vomit, but nobody's expecting Dickens. Within its own limitations, it delivers all that the TV show ever could and more, but the struggle to keep the idea from becoming tiresome at feature length will be debatable.

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