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The Beverly Hillbillies Reviews

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Jonathan Shade
Empire Magazine
May 13, 2008
With films like these, it's a wonder studios still think it's a good idea to regurgitate the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 13, 2008
An endearing revival for TV's favourite hicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 13, 2008
Four writers worked on the script, and they all should hang their heads in shame.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 13, 2008
This big-screen expansion boasts one of the richest comic ensembles in recent memory, working well under Penelope Spheeris... About all that's missing is a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 13, 2008
It's thin stuff, but the ingratiating naivete of the characters and the aw-shucks friendliness of the cast are disarming, and it becomes easy to just let this go down as a country tune with some moonshine on the side.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Director Spheeris should be ashamed of herself.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
September 7, 2005
Unbearable.
| Original Score: 0/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 19, 2004
It's fitting that The Beverly Hillbillies is based on a popular sitcom, given that the film feels perfectly suited to the small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Eee-hah! But Granny madeover?
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
You'll hate yourself for enjoying this, but enjoy it you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
August 3, 2004
Annoying director, pointless project.
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 16, 2003
Was this really necessary?
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
You knew it would be awful and it surely did not disappoint. The few stray chuckles seem to arrive by accident.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Tomlin finds the humor and the heart in these hillbillies. The rest is just crude oil.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
For nostalgia, watch the series in syndicated reruns for free; for the kids, just give them a good book. They'll thank you for it later.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The Beverly Hillbillies is stupid to the max.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to 93 minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have this movie. It's appalling. It's not even really a good version of whatever it was that made the TV series appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Perhaps the clearest evidence of the dearth of original ideas in Hollywood is the constant need to regurgitate old, worn-out television series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Don't get me wrong. This is not cerebral humor. It's just that there were a lot of different paths this movie spin-off could have taken and the low road is not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like the old show, the movie glides by quickly and pleasantly. If it's nothing fancy, it's mighty sweet.
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