The Tenants Reviews

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February 9, 2006
Alternately tedious and bombastic, the film never achieves a consistent tone, and the characters and situations, while seemingly played on a realistic level, are neither remotely credible nor satisfyingly surreal.
February 3, 2006
Snoop Dogg and Bernard Malamud don't often pop up in the same sentence, but they make an effective combination in a quiet little indie called The Tenants.
February 3, 2006
Unremittingly bleak and hopelessly outdated.
February 2, 2006
The message about race relations in America conveyed by this choppy and psychologically cauterized screen adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1971 novel is dire.
February 2, 2006
The stage is set for a full-scale racial conflict, but neither actor is really up to the task.
February 2, 2006
There's something about the no-exit, zero-sum logic of the film's rivalry that makes this dingy, grim little indie hard to look away from.
May 28, 2007
The stripped-down production looks more like a play than a movie, but all the actors do a decent job with a script which turns increasingly preposterous at every turn.
May 20, 2007
The stripped-down production looks more like a play than a movie, but all the actors do a decent job with a script which turns increasingly preposterous at every turn.
March 1, 2007
There's little that's right about The Tenants.
March 18, 2006
...a thoroughly dated and hopelessly irrelevant piece of work...
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