The Beverly Hillbillies Reviews

  • Dec 13, 2020

    Just could not watch... a desperate attempt to re-do the better TV Series...

    Just could not watch... a desperate attempt to re-do the better TV Series...

  • Apr 08, 2020

    This film is a retread of the television series from the 1960s. The cast is good but the film doesn't offer anything new or different.

    This film is a retread of the television series from the 1960s. The cast is good but the film doesn't offer anything new or different.

  • Dec 18, 2019

    1993: A feature-length movie of the TV Series about an Arkansan family moving to California after becoming rich upon the discovery of oil on their property. In the movie, a schlep employee of the Clampett's banker and his girlfriend conspire to con the family out of their billions. OK adaptation of the 60's TV series. The acting is fine, though the plot line is somewhat sketchy. Worth a view. The cameo of Buddy Ebsen (who played Jed Clampett in the TV series) is amusing. Stars: Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman. Lea Thompson, and Rob Schneider.

    1993: A feature-length movie of the TV Series about an Arkansan family moving to California after becoming rich upon the discovery of oil on their property. In the movie, a schlep employee of the Clampett's banker and his girlfriend conspire to con the family out of their billions. OK adaptation of the 60's TV series. The acting is fine, though the plot line is somewhat sketchy. Worth a view. The cameo of Buddy Ebsen (who played Jed Clampett in the TV series) is amusing. Stars: Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman. Lea Thompson, and Rob Schneider.

  • Sep 20, 2018

    Overall you will get a some laughs out of this film

    Overall you will get a some laughs out of this film

  • Aug 27, 2018

    I liked "The Beverly Hillbillies" a little bit.

    I liked "The Beverly Hillbillies" a little bit.

  • Nov 17, 2017

    One of the Worst TV adaptations from the 60s ever to be put on screen.

    One of the Worst TV adaptations from the 60s ever to be put on screen.

  • Oct 09, 2017

    I like the light silliness of this movie. I wasn't even born to view the series when it had it's run, but I like this movie when I want to smile. It is based on uneducated hillbillies in a fish out of water story, what do you expect a high brow comedy? Just judge for yourself.

    I like the light silliness of this movie. I wasn't even born to view the series when it had it's run, but I like this movie when I want to smile. It is based on uneducated hillbillies in a fish out of water story, what do you expect a high brow comedy? Just judge for yourself.

  • Dec 28, 2016

    There was nothing funny enough in this movie to earn it the comedy label.

    There was nothing funny enough in this movie to earn it the comedy label.

  • Jun 29, 2016

    C'mon, it pays homage to the original series! Of course, it's not perfect, okay, it's really stupid! But you know what? They have fun with the material that they are working with, and that's what makes it enjoyable!

    C'mon, it pays homage to the original series! Of course, it's not perfect, okay, it's really stupid! But you know what? They have fun with the material that they are working with, and that's what makes it enjoyable!

  • Apr 07, 2016

    "The Beverly Hillbillies" is a zany, family-friendly film adaptation of the iconic 1960's tv show of the same name. I use the term family-friendly in a loose sense because the film pushes the boundaries enough that it does not have a clear target audience. The slapstick comedy is entertaining for all ages and the PG-rating/limited amount of profanity are a strong indicator of a family film; still, the running gag of the country characters mistakenly giving the middle finger to city folk will leave parents with a challenging explanation for their kids. The critics hated it but it has an enormous appeal for older fans of the original and captures the style of the original in a modern setting. It makes great use of fast-motion and the Clampetts' ignorance toward modern conveniences like intercoms and pool tables creates laughs from start to finish. Most of the film's issues lie in its overly-cheesy script, though its light tone could be a result of the film's family-friendly target audience. The casting crew still managed to successfully replicate the characters from the original series. Jim Varney (of "Ernest" fame) is a no-brainer for Jed, Diedrich Bader is great as Jethro (and even greater as Jethrine), Cloris Leachman has the perfect comedic timing as Granny, and Erika Eleniak captures the tomboyishness and beauty of Elly May. New characters are played by Lily Tomlin and Rob Schneider, but I believe that the best performance in this entire film comes from Lea Thompson. Her French accent is magnifique and she convincingly plays her role within a role. One of the smartest decisions in this film was to give a cameo to Buddy Ebsen (the original Jed Clampett), but to incorporate him as his other classic character, detective Barnaby Jones. "The Beverly Hillbillies" has some great comedic moments and clever one-liners, but it will fall short of expectations for fans of the original series and will seem incoherent for everybody else.

    "The Beverly Hillbillies" is a zany, family-friendly film adaptation of the iconic 1960's tv show of the same name. I use the term family-friendly in a loose sense because the film pushes the boundaries enough that it does not have a clear target audience. The slapstick comedy is entertaining for all ages and the PG-rating/limited amount of profanity are a strong indicator of a family film; still, the running gag of the country characters mistakenly giving the middle finger to city folk will leave parents with a challenging explanation for their kids. The critics hated it but it has an enormous appeal for older fans of the original and captures the style of the original in a modern setting. It makes great use of fast-motion and the Clampetts' ignorance toward modern conveniences like intercoms and pool tables creates laughs from start to finish. Most of the film's issues lie in its overly-cheesy script, though its light tone could be a result of the film's family-friendly target audience. The casting crew still managed to successfully replicate the characters from the original series. Jim Varney (of "Ernest" fame) is a no-brainer for Jed, Diedrich Bader is great as Jethro (and even greater as Jethrine), Cloris Leachman has the perfect comedic timing as Granny, and Erika Eleniak captures the tomboyishness and beauty of Elly May. New characters are played by Lily Tomlin and Rob Schneider, but I believe that the best performance in this entire film comes from Lea Thompson. Her French accent is magnifique and she convincingly plays her role within a role. One of the smartest decisions in this film was to give a cameo to Buddy Ebsen (the original Jed Clampett), but to incorporate him as his other classic character, detective Barnaby Jones. "The Beverly Hillbillies" has some great comedic moments and clever one-liners, but it will fall short of expectations for fans of the original series and will seem incoherent for everybody else.