• R, 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Del Shores
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 2000 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 18, 2003
  • Regent Entertainment


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Sordid Lives Reviews

Robert Koehler
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February 23, 2012
Ken Eisner
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October 18, 2008

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 3, 2003
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A train wreck you can't help but watch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 20, 2002
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
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While the film at times feels like a clumsily acted play, a surprising turn by Delta Burke carries the cast out of the doldrums of an often-strained plot line.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

June 28, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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A movie that, while robustly performed ... has the strange effect of not so much opening up a play for the screen as closing it in.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

January 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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If the film's flaws are large, so are its laughs.

January 18, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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There's a genuine sweetness and familial affection that shines through Sordid Lives, and enough oddball humor to keep it mooo-ving along.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

September 28, 2001
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle
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The laughs come in all the wrong places when they come at all.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

June 15, 2001
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
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Shrill and punishingly unfunny.

May 16, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Del Shores' local stage hit seems at times too big for the screen.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 11, 2001
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
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Life is too short to sit through a mess of ham bones and succotash like Sordid Lives.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

May 10, 2001
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