Down and Out in Beverly Hills - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Down and Out in Beverly Hills Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
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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.