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Twenty Most Overrated Films of All Time: Part 1
Big Hollywood ^ | 03.13.11

Posted on 03/13/2011 6:54:03 PM PDT by Perdogg

This year was actually a good year for movies, as I’ve written repeatedly. The King’s Speech was great; so was Toy Story 3; Inception may go down as one of the most creative films of all time. The Fighter was excellent as well.

Then there were the overrated films. Black Swan was atrociously awful, another Aronofsky masterpiece of self-aggrandizing bullcrap. The Kids Are All Right was a TV movie masquerading as a prestige film because it was about lesbians. True Grit was a remake.

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To: Perdogg

Most overrated.

Anything by Michael Moore.

I remember onst upon a time, must have been a slow movie season, “Henry Fool” had four stars by a long list of critics.
Definitely a low spot in the worldhistory of criticism.

Feh to anyone who doesn’t know “A Clockwork Orange” is a great movie.


201 posted on 03/13/2011 8:05:08 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Cordio

spaceballs is very over rated.


202 posted on 03/13/2011 8:05:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: 6323cd

Thank you. I will!


203 posted on 03/13/2011 8:06:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: detective
"All movies that Sean Penn has been in (Shanghai Surprise, I am Sam, 21 Grams, Milk, etc) were very overrated."

Taps was pretty good, but then again, Penn was somewhat of a bit player.

"Taps" - Trailer

204 posted on 03/13/2011 8:06:25 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Revolting cat!

I’ve read my share of socailist realist fiction and TGOW is a whole lot better than that. That’s why it’s still read for pleasure whereas Sholokov’s ‘Quiet Flows the Don’ and Gorky’s meat and potatoes are not. There are formal elements to it that transcend its Depression Era context. And the final episode is still jaw dropping after all these decades.


205 posted on 03/13/2011 8:06:29 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Perdogg
Shakespeare in Love is a wonderful motion picture. Highly recommended.
206 posted on 03/13/2011 8:07:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: LetMarch

“The Grapes Of Wrath” was a lot of Socialist, class warfare dreck. It was so ideologically in-your-face that it could’ve been made today by Michael Moore.


207 posted on 03/13/2011 8:07:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I DO NOT like Sean Penn, but he was very good in Carlito’s Way.


208 posted on 03/13/2011 8:07:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Perdogg
Rule of thumb:

Overrated films (rock groups, authors): everyone has heard of them, seen them, read them.

Underrated films: (rock performers, authors): hardly anyone has heard of them.


209 posted on 03/13/2011 8:09:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: XRdsRev

“Dances With Wolves” was awful for a lot more than historical inaccuracy. It just kept being idiotic, stupid, idiotic, stupid, idiotic, stupid. with a bit of White man bad Native American good in every possible way, then more stupid and idiotic.

It made me want to get out my old Wichester rifle and shoot the Indians on TV knowing I would blow up the set.


210 posted on 03/13/2011 8:09:47 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Frantzie

The only way it works is as an over the top comedy. Apart from that it’s a desecration of the wonderful Howard Hawks original. Tracy actually wouldn’t get a divorce because he took his Catholicism seriously.


211 posted on 03/13/2011 8:10:22 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Jeff Winston

The first nine/tenths of No Country was a great movie. The last one/tenth almost completely ruined it.


212 posted on 03/13/2011 8:10:57 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Perdogg

I agreed with Ben Shapiro on all his picks for over-rated-
especially Juno and Little Miss Sunshine.


213 posted on 03/13/2011 8:11:35 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Shakespeare in Love” is wonderful. Literate, witty and genuinely romantic.


214 posted on 03/13/2011 8:12:55 PM PDT by Borges
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To: dfwgator

Recently, I was checking some stuff out of youtube about Daryl Hall. He is a pretty cool guy. He renovates old historical houses. Colonial era ones in the US and he was doing one in London. He appears to be a smart guy.

He had a web show where famous singers would come to his home/mansion in NY state and they would play with a band.

Todd Rundgren showed up to do one and they are both Philly guys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pLTD23l468&feature=related

Daryl Hall has a great voice. Todd has some good pipes too.


215 posted on 03/13/2011 8:13:06 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Oh! I almost forgot those great movies with Gregory Peck:
“To Kill A Mocking Bird”
“The Big Country”
“Moby Dick”


216 posted on 03/13/2011 8:13:21 PM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Revolting cat!


217 posted on 03/13/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Lol. I wondered how long it would be until someone brought up “mooltipass!” :-)


218 posted on 03/13/2011 8:14:19 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: LetMarch

Good calls!


219 posted on 03/13/2011 8:15:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

I don’t understand people who say that “Citizen Kane” may be influential technically, but it’s not an enjoyable movie to watch. I’ve seen it many times, and it’s one of my top five movies. If I’m flipping around and land on it, I can’t turn it off. It’s just one great scene or line of dialogue after another. And the story of seeing the girl with the parasol on the ferry 40 years before, never meeting her, but thinking about her every day since, is the type of thing that maybe you have to have some years on you, like I do, to really appreciate.

For most overrated, though, I agree with “Lost In Translation.” I’d throw in “Close Encounters” (fell asleep the first time I tried to sit through that), plus “The English Patient,” “Chariots of Fire,” “Gandhi,” and just about any other high-toned, three-hour, slow-moving epic whose intention wasn’t to entertain audiences but to make Hollywood feel good about itself for showering it with Oscars.


220 posted on 03/13/2011 8:15:35 PM PDT by HHFi
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To: rbg81

I have to agree. Napoleon Dynamite, Falling Down, and The Gods Must be Crazy are the 3 worst movies I’ve ever seen.


221 posted on 03/13/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by Greg123456 (Canned spaghetti looks like a can of worms.)
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To: driftless2

That’s my assessment of No Country for Old Men,too. Especially after the scene where the sheriff’s cousin is speechifying and we’re led to believe, OK, here’s where the sheriff does the right thing and catch the uber villain.

(But on the other hand, it would have been a longass movie.)


222 posted on 03/13/2011 8:17:05 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Clemenza

I saw Shawshank and thought it was a pretty good movie but just cannot fathom those who see it as full of some kind of mystical meaning. They go out of their was to make the evil warden a Christian.


223 posted on 03/13/2011 8:17:17 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Vermont Lt

224 posted on 03/13/2011 8:17:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

The remake of “A Star Is Born,” with Barbra Streisand. God-awful.


225 posted on 03/13/2011 8:18:01 PM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: packrat35
"don't understand it"

At that moment in time Stanley Kubrick was considered a genius who could do no wrong. So the critics raved about it. It did have a few decent moments, but I'll bet most people who saw it walked out thinking they just saw an overrated, boring movie. Like me.

226 posted on 03/13/2011 8:18:07 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: yarddog

Stephen King’s stuff always equates Christianity and small towns with depravity.


227 posted on 03/13/2011 8:18:23 PM PDT by Borges
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To: svcw

“True Grit was fantastic even thought it was a remake.”I agree and the author is an idiot.


228 posted on 03/13/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: annelizly

Moulin Rouge? LOL! Ewan McGregor would like to forget that one. Good actor. He even said later that the Star Wars that he was in sucked.


229 posted on 03/13/2011 8:19:03 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: driftless2

Actually it got mixed reviews upon release and built up its reputation over the years. It’s a wonderful film if you’re on its wavelength.


230 posted on 03/13/2011 8:19:28 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

“The Stand” did all right by Christianity.


231 posted on 03/13/2011 8:21:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Rebelbase

Right away I’m disagreeing with you. Inception was unwatchable and Toy Story3 was sad and draggy.

I have some nominations for overrated movies.

American Beauty
Shakespeare in Love


232 posted on 03/13/2011 8:21:29 PM PDT by altura
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To: JoeProBono
One of my fav scifi scenes: Tears in Rain
233 posted on 03/13/2011 8:21:42 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: Greg123456
Some friends' daughter RAVED about Napoleon Dynamite. Watched it about 1/2 way through with them, then got up and left. I never thought a movie COULD ACTUALLY lower your IQ.

No wonder there are so many younger generation Obama voters.

234 posted on 03/13/2011 8:21:45 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: buccaneer81

Fair enough.


235 posted on 03/13/2011 8:23:14 PM PDT by Borges
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To: MasterGunner01

“I’ve always noticed that libs like Celine are always free with OPM (other people’s money). But, when it comes to THEIR money, they are the biggest tightwads on the planet.”

Hence my tagline.


236 posted on 03/13/2011 8:23:51 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Hey, dont say anything mean about Cera or he might have a slight reaction and say something nervously.


237 posted on 03/13/2011 8:24:41 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

I will say Javier Bardem is fantastic in the flick. His scene at the gas station where he flips the coin is one of the best movie scenes ever.


238 posted on 03/13/2011 8:24:59 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Jeff Winston

How about a list of overrated actors.

1) Kevin Costner


239 posted on 03/13/2011 8:24:59 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: svcw

“True Grit was fantastic even thought it was a remake.”

Heard that from several people. I’ll have to give it a try.


240 posted on 03/13/2011 8:27:00 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Perdogg

Of the pics he mentioned, I agree about Up in the Air. George Clooney is underrated as an actor. He was good in the movie, but it is a basically depressing movie without much interest and a sad ending.

I didn’t like the Matrix, but some people almost worship it, including my son, so I’ll just say that people disagree.

Annie Hall and every other movie Woody Allen made since has been horrible and I include the acclaimed Hannah and her Sisters.


241 posted on 03/13/2011 8:27:00 PM PDT by altura
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

I will say Javier Bardem is fantastic in the flick. His scene at the gas station where he flips the coin is one of the best movie scenes ever.


242 posted on 03/13/2011 8:27:45 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long-term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2
His scene at the gas station where he flips the coin is one of the best movie scenes ever.

I thought that scene was the most tense scene ever, until I saw the opening scene of 'Inglourious Basterds."

243 posted on 03/13/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

Of the pics he mentioned, I agree about Up in the Air. George Clooney is underrated as an actor. He was good in the movie, but it is a basically depressing movie without much interest and a sad ending.

I didn’t like the Matrix, but some people almost worship it, including my son, so I’ll just say that people disagree.

Annie Hall and every other movie Woody Allen made since has been horrible and I include the acclaimed Hannah and her Sisters.


244 posted on 03/13/2011 8:27:58 PM PDT by altura
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To: Jeff Winston

I don’t get the charm of the Matrix or Blade Runner (which I recently watched again) but I’d go with Blade Runner as the best of the two.


245 posted on 03/13/2011 8:29:02 PM PDT by altura
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To: PA Engineer

Time To Die


246 posted on 03/13/2011 8:30:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: GSP.FAN

I was talking to my son today and he turned Inception off after 15 minutes. We lasted 30. Horrible movie.


247 posted on 03/13/2011 8:30:26 PM PDT by altura
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To: Jeff Winston
the "English Patient" was just plain old boring and there were NO redeeming characters except maybe the nurse...

"Independence Day"...anything with Mike Myers, anything with Decaprio, anything with Sandler...

most underrated...."The Year of Living Dangerously" was just out of this world fantastic....can't take my eyes away when its on....

248 posted on 03/13/2011 8:30:47 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Greg123456

And I forgot to include a 4th turkey: The most boring movie of all time: Arsenic and Old Lace


249 posted on 03/13/2011 8:30:55 PM PDT by Greg123456 (Canned spaghetti looks like a can of worms.)
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To: headstamp 2

Kevin Costner?

Costner is a LEGEND... in his own mind.


250 posted on 03/13/2011 8:31:09 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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