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Down and Out in Beverly Hills Reviews

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James Hill
BET.com
December 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
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
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Time Out
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
A sparkling social commentary that doesn't skimp on the laughs.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
Richard Dreyfuss in top form.
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 11, 2005
Three great turns in one side-splitting movie
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 25, 2002
An uneven satire with some wit, but sometimes too strident.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2004
Filled with hilarious incidents and clever one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 23, 2011
On the basically farcical level where it chooses to stay, it is a funny and likable movie.
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
July 9, 2005
funny with bite
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
KJB
IGN Movies
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 14, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 19, 2003
One of Mazursky's few completely successful films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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