The Critics Loved It But I Hated It
Do you have a movie where the critics loved it but you hated it?
I certainly have a few, and actually trying to write a review of "The Aviator" starring Leonardo DiCaprio gave me the idea for this article, since although the topic of Howard Hughes interested me, the movie left me sadly unimpressed.
Another movie that the critics as well as many people I know raved over was "Legends Of The Fall", and yet that did nothing for me at all.
However, top of the list of movies that I personally hated is "The English Patient". This came on 2 VHS videos, and when we got to the end of the first video, we almost didn't bother to load the second, it was just that bad (and then some). There is even a Seinfeld episode about this movie, where Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is taken to see the movie by her boss, and she finds it so bad that she walks out halfway through. Her boss almost fires her, but then decides to send her to Tunisia and make her live in a cave for six weeks.
I can easily add to the list with classics like "Midnight Cowboy" (the only good part was the closing lines as the main character dies), and a Scandinavian adult movie from the early 70's called "I Am Curious Yellow" which had absolutely no plot and no interest.
So what movies do you love to hate and have no desire to ever have to see again?
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