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The only movie I've ever seen that was worse than Fear Dot Com
I cannot find the words to express what a travesty this movie was. I like Jim Carrey and learned to read with Dr. Suess. I was forced, however, to cover my head with a pillow when being subjected to the horror that is this movie whilst on a plane. I simply could not stand it any longer. It is the the top of my "worst movies" list. What more can I say? Ted Geisel must be rolling over in his grave.
The Good Girl (2002)
What in the name of God is wrong with the critics in this country?
"The Good Girl" was one of the worst movies I saw in 2002. I went to see it because I'm a fan of Jake Gyllenhall after "Donnie Darko," an excellent, offbeat little flick if ever there was one. I also usually enjoy Jennifer Aniston, but unfortunately, she seems to have fallen into the abyss of "if I squinch my face up enough, it looks like I'm having emotions" school of acting. She was bloody awful, to say the least. In fact, I feel that this could have been a decent movie had someone else been cast in her role. Its script is not strong enough to make it a good movie, but the lack of acting ability on her part truly destroys whatever good side it could have had. Jake Gyllenhall was excellent, as per usual, but neither he nor any of the other actors could save this one. And for the love of all things holy, did we really have to see Tim Blake Nelson full frontal?
The worst movie I've ever seen
And I've seen a lot of movies. Sometimes, it's enjoyable to watch a bad movie just for the sake of making fun of it, but in this case that doesn't apply. This movie is exploitative, plotless and awful. Unless you feel like vomiting and/or demanding your money back, don't see it. My companion and I walked out less than half way through it, no longer able to stomach the torture scenes and the constant flashing lights. Whoever made this movie or was willing to have any part in it may need to have their head examined.
Donnie Darko (2001)
The best film I've seen in awhile
I've recently been getting so sick of films that bore me. I'm honestly not that tough of a critic -- all a film has to do for me to like it is entertain me. I suppose I've gotten to the point where the puerile crap that Hollywood churns out can no longer even amuse me.
Enter Donnie Darko.
I'd seen the trailer awhile back and it looked wonderfully bizarre, but it never came to the theatres in my hometown. I forgot about it until I saw it on the DVD shelf in the video store yesterday. And wow, am I glad I rented it.
I was entertained -- my minimum requirement -- from the very start. Donnie, as played by Gyllenhall, is amazing. He's an apparent nut case who doesn't take his meds -- and we all know it from the very start. Donnie's adventures in the 28 days after a freak accident in his house are surreal and to put it lightly, trippy. It's funny, touching and unreal.
I do agree with a previous reviewer that if you don't relate to Donnie, you won't like the movie. I do feel that most people have something in common with him, however, unlikely as it may seem, and I hope that people will give this movie a chance.
A major surprise!
I despised Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back, felt mild amusement with Return of the Jedi and walked out of the theatre during the Phantom Menace. So, it was most unhappily that I was dragged to the theatre by my Star Wars-obsessed friends to view this latest installment.
First off, most naturally: some bad acting, even worse dialogue. However, I was totally shocked by how much good acting there was -- and for once, how I enjoyed the story. Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman have great chemistry, unlike Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in the first (or second, whatever) three installments of the series. Ewan McGregor was positively delightful -- he definitely didn't have enough screen time (does he ever?), and the Yoda scene was, well...you'll just have to see it for yourself.
How to make Star Wars really good, as opposed to a cultural phenomenon? Rewrite the dialogue in the scripts. I'm sorry, but George Lucas should never, never be allowed to write his own scripts, and I truly resent the person who started off letting him do so. He ruins his own stories with his cliched and trite dialogue. He can clearly make a great movie, as proved by this installment and in particular its sets, special effects and cinematography. Go see it, anyway -- I give it a shocking 9 out of 10.
This film was definite entertainment from start to finish. Although I could smell the stink of James Cameron in the dialogue (don't get me wrong, I love the guy's directing, but anyone who allows him to write dialogue should be beaten with a stick), it never failed to amuse and entertain me -- something movies haven't been doing lately. I hope Stan Lee and the legions of Spidey fans feel proud of this one; it's a keeper.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
I did like this movie -- but it could have been a lot better. For once the critics were right. The two teenage characters should have had a lot more time in the movie -- they haunted me after I saw it. I also felt that the explanation for Sandra Bullock's complex character was a stereotype as well as a cop-out. It was entertaining -- but it could have been moreso if the writers and producers hadn't felt the need to resolve everything with Bullock's character so cleanly.
Panic Room (2002)
I really need to stop listening to the critics
This movie was just awful. Isn't the point of a thriller or suspenseful movie to, well, thrill and cause suspense? Because there wasn't a single instant of either one in this movie. The plot line was not only predictable, it was boring. The script was awful. The cinematography was good but the editing drove me insane -- what was with all the completely random fade ins and outs to black? I kept expecting commercials to appear on the movie screen. I think that the editor and director must have been trying to cause suspense with them, but that's the most juvenile way of causing suspense I've ever seen.
I feel very disappointed in both the director -- who apparently was the same director of the excellent Fight Club -- and Jodie Foster. With as grand a career as hers, she should know better than to sign herself up for a dud like this one. I was expecting to at least be entertained by this movie, and I wasn't. It was a waste of my money and my Friday night.
Gosford Park (2001)
Who else was snoring?
With a boring, cliched plot and snore-worthy dialogue, I had a hard time keeping awake during this one. The acting was good, but there just wasn't much to be done with such an awful script. My jaw dropped when I found out that this horrible script had won an Academy Award. Well, obviously there's some sort of drug being passed around in the Academy for them to consider this worthy of an award.
Sexy Beast (2000)
I couldn't believe how NOT FUNNY it was!
This was a terrible movie. I went to see it on the advice of practically every movie critic on the planet and once again found out why movie critics are critics and not actual members of the film industry -- they're morons. Dear God, this was the worst movie I've seen in years! There was not a single funny moment in what claimed to be a "dark comedy." No one in the audience with me laughed even once. Ben Kingsley may be a great actor but his job here was mediocre at best; of course, what CAN he do with such a terrible written character? The rest of the cast was laughable but certainly not funny. The plot was cliche, and hey film writers, guess what, adding a giant bunny to your plotline does not suddenly cause it to be not cliched! The giant bunny has been done, people!