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Friday, August 26, 2005

Roger Ebert's Most Hated Films

We all know what the good movies are. What we reeeallly want to know is what are the biggest stinkers.

Here is the list of film critic Roger Ebert's most hated movies. The thing is, I really liked a couple of the ones he mentions.

My favorite quote is:

This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.
That reminds me of the time when Dennis Miller was on the Tonight show and he was mocking the French. He said he'd call them scumbags except that that wouldn't be fair to bags which are filled with scum.

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9 comments:

Christopher Trottier said...

Of course, what makes Ebert such a great writer is his delicious/vicious wordplay.

THE MATERIAL BOY said...

I knew there would be a MADONNA movie somewhere in the list... sigh!

I liked (even loved) some of the movies in the list.

Wendy said...

Thanks for the link. However, I'm still in shock that The Usual Suspects is on his list. I think that film is great, and I guess I assumed that he did too.

Burr's wife said...

Dang, I thought The Village was good. Cinematography alone should keep it out of the hated barrel category.

Petersen said...

Neat list. I have only seen a handful of these movies. I knew enough to avoid most of them. Still, Ebert, himself would agree that each of us has his own list and there are bound to be surprises on all of them.

Darrell said...

Ebert can be a terribly frustrating reviewer. Movies like The Life Of David Gale and Sleepers seem to get trashed not on their own merits, but because Ebert disagrees with them politically. Then, even when he likes a movie, his reviews are sometimes awful. Check out his review of The Good Girl... but only if you've seen the movie, because he gives away the ending with a detailed summary of the last scene!! AAAGH!

Anonymous said...

The only film on the list I liked was "Stargate" -- but as for the rest, of those I've seen on his list, I have to agree with Ebert.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

I hadn't even heard of a lot of those films. Though I am glad to see Freddy Got Fingered as No.1!

Darrell said...

Totally off topic... but I just noticed your Dennis Miller line about the French, so...

At the end of the first Gulf War, when Iraqi troops were surrendering left and right, a group of about fifty armed Iraqi soldiers surrendered to a French news crew, which was armed only with a video camera.

This marked two firsts:

One, it was the first time prisoners of war were ever taken by someone armed only with a video camera.

Two, it was the first time a Frenchman EVER took a prisoner of war.

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