The Tenants Reviews

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Unremittingly bleak and hopelessly outdated.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.
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
A bleakly funny, quietly harrowing exploration of the confluence of race, art, and privilege in pre-gentrification Brooklyn.