Poor White Trash

Critics Consensus

Poor White Trash is silly and over-the-top, but not very funny.



Total Count: 10


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User Ratings: 1,374
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Movie Info

Mike and Lenny are two buddies who dream of getting out of the trailer park. Out of desperation they resort to burglary as a means of financing Mike's college education. Their dream is jeopardized one summer day when their ploy to shoplift Near Beer begins a crime spree and a series of mishaps during which they are threatened with jail.

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Sean Young
as Linda Bronco
Jason London
as Brian Ross
Tony Denman
as Michael Bronco
Jacob Tierney
as Lynyrd `Lennie' Lake
Jaime Pressly
as Sandy Lake
Doug MacHugh
as Sheriff Ross
M. Emmet Walsh
as Judge Pike
Tim Kazurinsky
as Carlton Rasmeth
Patrick Renna
as Ricky Kenworthy
Richard B. Livingston
as Prosecutor Machado
Craig Patton
as Ken Kenworthy
Bob Koherr
as Jim Bronco
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Critic Reviews for Poor White Trash

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

  • Despite its vulgarizing touches, it's a crudely effective story about tradition and modernity, misogyny and resistance.

    Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • I'd rather go on an all-Crisco diet than sit through Poor White Trash again.

    Jan 1, 2000
  • One of those guilty pleasures that has no business being as stupidly entertaining as it is.

    Dec 8, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • You rarely see a movie these days with the conviction to lock 'breezy' and 'zany' squarely in its comic crosshairs and keep it there for the entire film, or the singularity of vision to sustain such a tone. But this deliciously campy film does just that.

    Nov 18, 2002 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Needless to say, this is one really absurd, funny movie.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Trash isn't filled with stars, nor is it particularly well-written or evenly executed, but it's still a lot of fun to watch.

    Jan 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Poor White Trash

  • Jan 02, 2015
    Terrible, just terrible. Poor White Trash is a comedy about the desperate attempt for a trailer park trash family to send their son to college by robbery. Well, it's not funny. Sean Young gave the audience a wonderful performance but there is just so much cliche, character archetypes and over the top acting.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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