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Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2009
Funny, well acted comedy from a new director whose career shuld be watched
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2007
Though hypocritical in the way it sensationalizes sexuality, this serious and funny 1998 movie about a 15-year-old coming to terms with her body and her family in 1976 is, refreshingly, never coy or ironic.
June 24, 2006
A small film with plenty of incidental pleasures, writer/director Jenkins' debut feature puts a winning new spin on the adolescent comedy-drama.
July 12, 2002
There's an alchemy that can transform personal experience into a great film, but it was nowhere nearby when Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed this lacklustre first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2001
What lifts this brash comedy above the vulgar herd is Tamara Jenkins in a heartfelt feature debut as writer and director.
February 14, 2001
Generally Jenkins shows few rookie jitters, and she got excellent performances from the rest of her cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Dark, bitingly funny!
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Coming-of-age films don't get any warmer, funnier, raunchier, or more endearing than Tamara Jenkins's brightly feisty memoir, 'Slums of Beverly Hills'.
January 1, 2000
The character's struggles with the pitfalls of adolescent development may be particular to women, but many of the emotional ramifications will strike a chord of familiarity for men, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The best-written comedy I've seen since The Opposite of Sex.
January 1, 2000
All of [the cast members], especially Ms. Lyonne and Mr. Arkin, project a crazy sincerity that turns this personal and nostalgic comedy into a very true story indeed.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A hilarious comedy that never strains to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Basically I enjoyed Slums of Beverly Hills -- for the wisecracking, for the family squabbles, for the notion of squatters who stake a claim in a Beverly Hills where money, after all, is not the only currency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B+