The Low Life
The Low Life (1996)

In this drama set in Los Angeles, a group of Yale graduates spend their days as mindless workers at a mundane job and their nights as mooching barflies who enjoy cutting down other patrons with their smart-mouth comments. The main character… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 1996
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2005
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A modest but deeply felt film with a solid ensemble cast.

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Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Preternaturally sleazy but strangely watchable.

Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

There's something beguiling about The Low Life.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The movie belongs to Astin, who brings to the role of Andrew the same intense burning-eyed sincerity with which he imbued the title role of a football-obsessed Notre Dame student in Rudy.

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Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Cochrane, Sedgwick and the always-cast- for-dopey LeGros are fine, but it's Astin that again shines, and it's primarily his performance that makes The Low Life an engaging sit.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sean Astin's superbly moving performance nearly saves this flick.

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

Hickenlooper shows these lonely, mediocre people for what they are but without ever condescending to them or nudging us to feel superior to them.

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