Down and Out in Beverly Hills Synopsis
A bum saved from drowning (Nick Nolte) charms a newly rich couple (Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler).
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
What's so funny about Down and Out In Beverly Hills is not its moral imperative to appreciate life's simple, enduring pleasures. True, we...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Perhaps I have made the movie sound too serious... So let me just say that Down and Out in Beverly Hills made me laugh longer and louder...
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90

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
As a comedy of manners it has a dependably keen aim, with its most wicked barbs leavened by Mr. Mazursky's obvious fondness for his...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Once you overlook the laborious contrivance of Jerry's background, Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a sharp, sweet comedy of affluent...
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70

Variety

It’s a loving caricature of the nouveau riche (Beverly Hills variety) and although it is more of a comedy of manners than a well-developed...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
For all its genuinely funny moments and its mix of outrageousness and insights, Down and Out remains curiously unsatisfying in the way it...
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70

Time

By Richard Schickel
On the basically farcical level where it chooses to stay, it is a funny and likable movie
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50

Miami Herald

By Bill Cosford
It's too civilized by half and never quite funny enough. [31 Jan 1986, p.D1]
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