Life Stinks Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 15, 2007
A slapstick vaudeville about the poor and homeless? Inadvertently Mel Brooks gives the dangerous impression that homelessness is cute and that Downtown LA is filled with adorable and eccentric people who "just happen" to be roofless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 19, 2004
Lesser Mel Brooks has some funny bits if homelessness is funny at all
| Original Score: 3/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
July 14, 2004
The slapstick here is nothing to rent the film over. Oddly, it's the serious moments that charm. I was embarrassed to myself for being choked up by Mel Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2003
So pretty much does this Brooks misfire.
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 13, 2003
This was supposed to be Brooks's comical stab at social injustice, a kind of My Man Godfrey for the nineties, but it doesn't work.
| Original Score: 5/10
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 5, 2003
Good message, bad comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
About 90% of the jokes elicit blank, polite stares, not laughs. The film is as raggedy and forlorn as its hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 1, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 23, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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New York Times
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