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The Tenants

The Tenants
The Tenants
The Tenants
  • R
  • 1h 37m
  • 2006
Rotten32%
Set in 1972 Brooklyn, Henry Lesser (Dylan McDermott) is the sole tenant in a rundown tenement struggling to finish a novel. His solitary pursuit of the sublime grows complicated when Willie Spearmint (Snoop Dogg), a black militant writer, moves into the building. Henry and Willie are artistic rivals and unwilling neighbors, and their uneasy peace is disturbed by the presence of Willie's white girlfriend and the landlord's attempt to evict both men and demolish the building.
© 2005 Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG III. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten32%
Reviews
Hollywood Reporter
Frank Scheck
Rotten

Alternately tedious and bombastic, the film never achieves a consistent tone, and the characters and situations, while seemingly played on a realistic level, are neither remotely credible nor satisfyingly surreal.

June 21, 2017
New York Post
Kyle Smith
Fresh

Snoop Dogg and Bernard Malamud don't often pop up in the same sentence, but they make an effective combination in a quiet little indie called The Tenants.

June 21, 2017
New York Daily News
Jack Mathews
Rotten

Unremittingly bleak and hopelessly outdated.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Stephen Holden
Rotten

The message about race relations in America conveyed by this choppy and psychologically cauterized screen adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1971 novel is dire.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:February 3, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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