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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Eric Eidelstein's rating of the film The Landlord

    If you have taken it upon yourself to treat an unfamiliar world like a school project, like something you can insert yourself in without any consequences, you won’t ever grow. Ashby’s film isn’t about Elgar’s journey to enlightenment. Sometimes, in the film’s more insufferable moments, it feels like that, like it’s a movie that uses race and class relations to teach a privileged white dude a lesson.

  2. FISCHER's rating of the film The Landlord

    Première oeuvre sympathique, un peu maladroite, mais intéressante...

  3. Aardsy's rating of the film The Landlord

    They didn't mention bike lanes once.

  4. blkrchs's rating of the film The Landlord

  5. cineholic's rating of the film The Landlord

    10/10. What starts as a broadly comic farce, quickly develops into a surprisingly poignant romantic drama that tackles class and race. Ashby takes some risks with intercutting several scenes in a manner that borders on experimental, though his stylistic flourishes always serve to benefit the characters and/or advance the conversation about race at the heart of the film. Funny, romantic & moving.

  6. Mtume Gant's rating of the film The Landlord

    The brilliance that is Lee Grant in this film. Excellent acting all around and what a script by Bill Gunn. This is the kind of upfront talk about Race in America you will never see today

  7. Erik F.'s rating of the film The Landlord

    Underrated comedy with surprisingly poignant moments.

  8. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film The Landlord

    "Lord Bless The Children". Or how Saul becomes Paul. Or how to change to better. Beau Bridges acting superb. And I love Lee Grant.

  9. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Landlord

    Una comedia de tonos hilarantes que apunta a la conciencia sobre la convivencia racial para la década de los 60. Lo valorable en "The landlord" tiene que ver con los detalles en cómo el desencuentro social y racial es desmitificado. El choque no es más que una careta que se diluye mediante los comportamientos de rutina: el baile, el sexo, el trago. Satírica escena sobre un baile de disfraces. Un carnaval histórico.

  10. Mark's rating of the film The Landlord

    The humor is superb. Watching Pearl Bailey and Lee Grant eat soul food, oxtail nonetheless, still hits the nail on the head every single time. And what film is not beautiful to look at if it is not graced with cinematography by Gordon Willis?

  11. Cole Caudle's rating of the film The Landlord

    One of my personal favourites. The film is littered with these wonderful directorial and editorial choices which still retain their power to thrill and astound me. A desert island film.

  12. Pierluigi Puccini's rating of the film The Landlord

    Hal Ashby's debut film is very honest, witty and funny. The dramatic twist is poignant, though for me it disembalances the perfect farcical tone it had at first.

  13. SeventiesSinema's rating of the film The Landlord

    Contrary to David Thomson, Ashby is an auteur because who else do the flaws in this film - radical editing choices that sometimes do not pay off; occasional liberal didacticism - belong to? Honestly conflicted about race, the resulting confusions feel true to life. And the acting! Grant so sexily comic she defines the Oedipal Complex. Sands and Bey and their utterly unique voices. Bailey! Willis! The music! Joy!

  14. rynmcgnns's rating of the film The Landlord

    Fucking Bill Gunn wrote this! It's all coming together.

  15. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Landlord

  16. Joe Hackman's rating of the film The Landlord

    A truly beautiful film, full of soul and humor.