Kill the Poor 2006

Kill the Poor

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Barely employed Manhattanite Joe (David Krumholtz) agrees to a green-card marriage to Frenchwoman Annabelle (Clara Bellar). The newlyweds struggle to find an apartment on his meager salary, and settle on a unit in a shabby tenement building on a block where Joe's deceased grandparents once lived. Trouble begins when the neighbors name Joe head of the tenants association -- and promptly recruit him to escort wild-eyed Nuyorican prizefighter Carlos DeJesus (Paul Calderon) from the premises.

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Critic Reviews for Kill the Poor

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  • In spite of its oddities, [Kill the Poor] pulls off a memorable story.

    November 27, 2006 | Rating: B-

    Tasha Robinson

    AV Club
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  • Can utopian ideals survive such a mugging by reality?

    January 18, 2006 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • KILL the Poor is sort of a poor man's Rent - - minus the music and the AIDS - - and much blander than the title would have you expect.

    January 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
  • This lukewarm riff on gentrification and its discontents resurrects the low life and tough times of Alphabet City in the early 1980's.

    January 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
  • A movie with more character than narrative, it's a showcase for the actors, but the storyline could have used some urban renewal.

    January 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification.

    January 3, 2006 | Full Review…

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