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The Low Life (1996)

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In this drama set in Los Angeles, a group of Yale graduates spend their days as mindless workers at a mundane job and their nights as mooching barflies who enjoy cutting down other patrons with their smart-mouth comments. The main character John loses his roommate and must move into the filthy apartment of Andy, a strange sort who collects and paints Nazi soldier figurines. John later gets a temporary job with a conniving slum lord. Following a failed romance, John suffers a "controlled mental

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A modest but deeply felt film with a solid ensemble cast.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The movie belongs to Astin, who brings to the role of Andrew the same intense burning-eyed sincerity with which he imbued the title role of a football-obsessed Notre Dame student in Rudy.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Sean Astin's superbly moving performance nearly saves this flick.

February 10, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Preternaturally sleazy but strangely watchable.

August 3, 2002
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Cochrane, Sedgwick and the always-cast- for-dopey LeGros are fine, but it's Astin that again shines, and it's primarily his performance that makes The Low Life an engaging sit.

June 5, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

Hickenlooper shows these lonely, mediocre people for what they are but without ever condescending to them or nudging us to feel superior to them.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

There's something beguiling about The Low Life.

April 9, 2002 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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