Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

April 9, 2005
Aside from Corrigan, there is nothing that I can recommend about it.
December 12, 2003
not as bad as the title makes it sound
July 14, 2003
Not much humor here. The statement about white trash is lost in an incest subplot. Just a mess.
October 15, 2002
Refreshingly real.
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.
May 28, 2001
It's hard for me to sympathize with people I don't like, and except for Lyonne's character I didn't like anyone in the story.
January 1, 2000
I wish Jenkins had showed more faith in Murray and Vivian. Like the Abramowitzes themselves, she doesn't seem to know how good she really has it.
January 1, 2000
Really, it sounds more intriguing than it is. Nothing really happens.
January 1, 2000
The snack food equivalent of film -- it satisfies for a while, but it doesn't fill you up in the long run.
January 1, 2000
Despite showing that she has a talent for writing clever dialogue, Jenkins quickly loses control over the story's direction.
January 1, 2000
Ms. Jenkins developed her script at the Sundance Institute -- hence Robert Redford's name as executive producer -- but her quirky humor is quite heavy-handed and she needs to learn how to do some judicious editing.
January 1, 2000
Lyonne's splendid efforts are undermined by the scattered focus on other characters, who are well-acted but too much of a distraction.