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Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Funny, well acted comedy from a new director whose career shuld be watched
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
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.
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
What lifts this brash comedy above the vulgar herd is Tamara Jenkins in a heartfelt feature debut as writer and director.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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
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January 1, 2000
Dark, bitingly funny!
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Boston Globe
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'.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
The best-written comedy I've seen since The Opposite of Sex.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A hilarious comedy that never strains to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
August 14, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B+