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Down and Out in Beverly Hills Reviews

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May 23, 2011
On the basically farcical level where it chooses to stay, it is a funny and likable movie.
October 8, 2008
A single moment of magical realism shows the Babe-that-might-have-been, very charitably speaking, had the makers of this doggie adventure-comedy chosen a more daring and creative route...
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
July 22, 2008
Although it is more of a comedy of manners than a well-developed story, there are enough yocks and bright moments to make it a thoroughly enjoyable outing.
December 4, 2006
The cast is entirely up to the comic hysteria Mazursky requires of them, though Mike the dog steals whatever scene he is in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 11, 2006
A funny and poignant if also broad reworking of Renoir's classic, Boudu Saved from Drowning, Paul Mazursky's satire also works as a critique of L.A. nouveau riche and their crass lifestyle, reflected, among other things, in the garrish color palette.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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January 26, 2006
This update of Renoir's Boudu Saved from Drowning starts life as a satire on the tribal rites of the new and filthy rich, but goes badly wrong somewhere down the line.
July 9, 2005
funny with bite
| Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2005
Three great turns in one side-splitting movie
| Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2004
Filled with hilarious incidents and clever one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2003
Silly but fun, and a big box-office earner.
May 20, 2003
As a comedy of manners it has a dependably keen aim, with its most wicked barbs leavened by Mr. Mazursky's obvious fondness for his characters.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2003
One of Mazursky's few completely successful films.
| Original Score: 4/5
December 25, 2002
An uneven satire with some wit, but sometimes too strident.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
A sparkling social commentary that doesn't skimp on the laughs.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
Richard Dreyfuss in top form.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Let me just say that Down and Out in Beverly Hills made me laugh longer and louder than any film I've seen in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Paul Mazursky hasn't only remade Jean Renoir's sublime 1931 Boudu Saved From Drowning: he's yuppified it, inverting virtually every meaning until the film becomes a celebration of the crassest kind of materialism.
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
September 14, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
December 13, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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