Down and Out in Beverly Hills Reviews

January 4, 2018
"Down and Out,"... is a failed fish-out-of-water story.
May 23, 2011
On the basically farcical level where it chooses to stay, it is a funny and likable movie.
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.
Top Critic
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.
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.
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 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.