The Landlord
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Liberal guilt, with a few good laughs, a lot of frantic activity, and the occasional backfire."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Beau Bridges heads the uniformly excellent cast as a bored rich youth who buys a black ghetto apartment building and learns something about life."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Hal Ashby's feature directing debut is a poignant social satire about racial tensions in New York, extremely well acted by Beau Bridges and Lee Grant in an Oscar-nominated role."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A glossy, flat, fake Hollywood attempt at black social comedy."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The Landlord remains one of the funniest social comedies of the period, as well as the most human."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"An uneven comedy of manners that bears checking out for its on the money painfully poignant moments."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An elder spokesman of New Hollywood's vanguard, former editor Hal Ashby's debut film keeps veering away from expectations and easy answers."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"It's a compelling and adventurous spectacle, which feels simultaneously like a time capsule and a crucial influence on such recent films as The Royal Tenenbaums and Half Nelson."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"The script has a few uneven moments, none of which damage the overall quality of the film, and Willis captures the atmosphere of both rich and poor New York lifestyles with an impressive visual style."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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