• PG, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Penelope Spheeris
    In Theaters:
    Oct 15, 1993 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 1, 2002
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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The Beverly Hillbillies Reviews

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Jonathan Shade
Empire Magazine

With films like these, it's a wonder studios still think it's a good idea to regurgitate the past.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

May 13, 2008

An endearing revival for TV's favourite hicks.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 13, 2008
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Four writers worked on the script, and they all should hang their heads in shame.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 13, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

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 Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2008
Todd McCarthy
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 13, 2008

Time Out
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Director Spheeris should be ashamed of herself.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum


| Original Score: 0/5

September 7, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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 Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

December 19, 2004
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Eee-hah! But Granny madeover?

| Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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You'll hate yourself for enjoying this, but enjoy it you will.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2004
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Annoying director, pointless project.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 3, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Was this really necessary?

| Original Score: 1/5

February 16, 2003
Scott Weinberg

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

July 26, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Tomlin finds the humor and the heart in these hillbillies. The rest is just crude oil.

May 12, 2001
Scott Renshaw

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 Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/10

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The Beverly Hillbillies is stupid to the max.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

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 Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Like the old show, the movie glides by quickly and pleasantly. If it's nothing fancy, it's mighty sweet.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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