• Released
  • April 29, 2003
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • Drama
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Variety

By David Rooney
Result hovers a little uncertainly between dark comedy and urban drama, but remains compelling thanks to its gritty narrative texture,...
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67

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...
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63

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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50

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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50

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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50

The New York Times

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There's potential here for an incendiary riff on gentrification and its discontents, but the result is only lukewarm. While the ensemble is...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As an overwrought, overacted drama, Kill the Poor is negligible.
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