• Released
  • April 29, 2003
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • Drama
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By David Rooney
Result hovers a little uncertainly between dark comedy and urban drama, but remains compelling thanks to its gritty narrative texture, nervous energy and loose, jumpy structure, which fit well with the DV-shot production's no-frills approach.
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The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
Taylor makes the most of his tiny budget with creative editing and shooting, though his New York City is anemic, narrow, and underpopulated, and his constant repetition of the same damn 60 seconds of music becomes excruciating.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
If you know there's so such place as Avenue E in the East Village, or if you've ever taken a bath in your kitchen, this one's for you.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Sort of a poor man's "Rent" - minus the music and the AIDS - and much blander than the title would have you expect.
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Village Voice

By Benjamin Strong
Shot on a modest DV budget, Kill the Poor isn't pretty, but it's a balanced look at the dirty politics of gentrification.
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The New York Times

There's potential here for an incendiary riff on gentrification and its discontents, but the result is only lukewarm. While the ensemble is as pungent as its assorted clichés will permit, the cruddy video photography and haphazard organization of plot blunt the wry thrust of the material.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As an overwrought, overacted drama, Kill the Poor is negligible.
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52 out of 100
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