Krippendorf's Tribe
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Todd Holland directed this Charlie Peters adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel. Respected anthropologist James Krippendorf (Richard Dreyfuss) and his wife, Jennifer (Barbara Williams), bring their three children along during their failed search in New Guinea for a lost tribe. After Jennifer's death, James reaches a zero point back in the U.S., having spent all his foundation grant money raising the kids as a single parent. Scheduled to lecture at a college and fearful he could be charged with misuse of grant funds, James concocts an imaginary tribe, the Shelmikedmu, and fakes a 16 mm… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pretty lame comedy stuff with Dreyfuss leading family misadventures. Sophomoric."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
"Though it settles for easy laughs, the laughs remain appreciated."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"the miscasting of Ms. Elfman as someone with a brain defies belief."
‑ Brandon Judell, Critics Inc./America Online
"The fact that people loved this movie is beyond me; the fact that it was an Oscar contender blows me away."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"In order to find Krippendorf's Tribe funny, you must agree with it on one fundamental principle: Penises are funny."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"in terms of raunchiness and innuendo, 'Tribe' turns out to be almost as ribald as an 'Inside Edition' report on Monica Lewinsky. Jokes about menstruation, circumcision, penis size and prehistorical marital aids are sprinkled liberally throughout..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Dreyfuss deserves a whole lot better than this garbage."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Look at Richard Dreyfuss on the poster, weep for him, and then rent something else."
‑ Shawn Bowers, Kansas City Star
"It's difficult to imagine how such a high level of talent was rounded up for this nonsense."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
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