Kill the Poor (2006)

Kill the Poor



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The down-and-dirty side of building management in pre-gentrification Manhattan sets the stage for this dark comedy. It's 1981, and Joe Peltz (David Krumholtz) runs a newsstand in New York City, where he has recently married Annabelle (Clara Bellar), an exotic dancer from France who isn't in love with Joe but asked for his hand so she could get a Green Card. When Annabelle discovers she's pregnant, the couple decides they need a larger apartment, and Joe finds a flat in the East Village that's on … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Handler
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 12, 2006
Mr. Mudd


as Joe Peltz

as Annabelle Peltz

as Carlos

as Segundo

as Scarlet

as Butch

as Negrito

as Stuffed Shirt

as Beneficio

as Beneficia

as Delilah

as Bruno

as Friend of Segundo

as Constance (Newborn)

as Constance (Toddler)

as Constance (Six Month...
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (6)

In spite of its oddities, [Kill the Poor] pulls off a memorable story.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Can utopian ideals survive such a mugging by reality?

Full Review… | January 18, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

KILL the Poor is sort of a poor man's Rent - - minus the music and the AIDS - - and much blander than the title would have you expect.

January 6, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

This lukewarm riff on gentrification and its discontents resurrects the low life and tough times of Alphabet City in the early 1980's.

January 5, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

A movie with more character than narrative, it's a showcase for the actors, but the storyline could have used some urban renewal.

Full Review… | January 5, 2006
Top Critic

Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification.

Full Review… | January 3, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

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