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The Beverly Hillbillies Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 13, 2008
Four writers worked on the script, and they all should hang their heads in shame.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
May 13, 2008
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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Director Spheeris should be ashamed of herself.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
You'll hate yourself for enjoying this, but enjoy it you will.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Tomlin finds the humor and the heart in these hillbillies. The rest is just crude oil.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Like the old show, the movie glides by quickly and pleasantly. If it's nothing fancy, it's mighty sweet.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
October 15, 1993
Full Review | Original Score: D