The Tenants Reviews

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March 5, 2006
The Tenants never feels like the historical document it purports to be.
February 26, 2006
The Tenants ranges from one-set character piece to race-centric speech-making to Cinemax style bedroom dealings... Well, at least it's not boring.
February 4, 2006
...a good try from a first-time director that never quite hits the mark.
February 3, 2006
[Snoop] and McDermot have a weird chemistry together and fascinating to watch.
February 3, 2006
Danny Green's adaptation of Bernard Malamud's earnest 1971 novel about art and the clash between black and white feels about as anachronistic as the New York City rents cited in the film.
February 3, 2006
Middle-class Jewish liberal Lesser befriends semi-homeless African-American Spearmint, and from the moment their tenuous relationship begins, you know there's going to be trouble.
February 3, 2006
This film version of 'The Tenants'is a disservice to author Bernard Malamud as well as to the audience.
February 1, 2006
For a hip-hop icon defined by his own cartoonish gangsta-pimp persona, Snoop Dogg nonetheless turns out to be the most genuine presence in The Tenants.
February 1, 2006
[The Tenants] keeps grimly glued to its one-note premise, relieved by nary a glimmer of humor, surprise or personality.
January 31, 2006
Accurately and passionately portrays the animosity between an African-American writer and his Jewish counterpart.
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