Kill the Poor - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kill the Poor Reviews

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
November 27, 2006
In spite of its oddities, [Kill the Poor] pulls off a memorable story.
| Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 18, 2006
Can utopian ideals survive such a mugging by reality?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 7, 2006
Nowhere near as provocative as its title might imply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 6, 2006
Alan Taylor's film will resonate with any New Yorker who's played real-estate roulette in Fun City.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 6, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
January 5, 2006
This lukewarm riff on gentrification and its discontents resurrects the low life and tough times of Alphabet City in the early 1980's.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Anderson
January 5, 2006
A movie with more character than narrative, it's a showcase for the actors, but the storyline could have used some urban renewal.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice
January 3, 2006
Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification.
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