Life Stinks (1991)




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Movie Info

In this Mel Brooks comedy, the writer-director stars as Goddard Bolt, a land developer who accepts a bet with a rival (Jeffrey Tambor), requiring Bolt to spend a month on the streets of Los Angeles living as a penniless vagrant.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rudy DeLuca, Mel Brooks, Steve Haberman, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2003


as Goddard Bolt

as Crasswell

as Pritchard

as Sailor

as Knowles

as Stevens

as Willy

as Mean Victor

as Flophouse Owner

as Reverend at Wedding

as Spanish Interpreter

as Dr. Kahahn

as Dr. Kahahn

as Fergueson

as Store Owner

as Wheelchair Attendant

as Male Nurse

as Capacity Nurse

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Mercedes Driver

as Paramedic

as Burrito-Eating Bum

as Taco Stand Owner

as Derelict Outside Flo...

as Policeman

as Policeman

as Society Patron

as Boy Dancing in Doorw...

as Woman at Fire

as Man at Fire

as Blind Man

as Blind Man

as Old Wino

as Chinese Cook

as Desmond

as Maynard

as Dancing Vagrant at P...

as Dancing Vagrant at P...

as Dancing Dowager at P...

as Hors d'oeuvre Vagran...

as Dirty Faced Vagrant ...

as Street Person at Fig...

as Shopping Cart Chauff...

as Stock Market Reporte...
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Critic Reviews for Life Stinks

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Even comic geniuses are allowed an off-day -- or off-movie, as the case may be -- and Mel Brooks strikes out with this sizable flop.

Full Review… | August 8, 2015
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Life Stinks

Heck! This MOVIE stinks! Not funny in the least.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Yeah life sucks so does this movie except for a few scenes

Arash Xak

Super Reviewer


Mel Brooks goes homeless and hangs out with smelly bums in this dismal comedy, which is somewhat eye-opening.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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