We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What is a movie you find terrible but critics seem to love? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.
1. Girl on the third floor.
I don’t understand how this giant piece of sh*t has 81% on rotten tomatoes.
2. Not me but my dad. He absolutely hates Snowpiercer but it’s got fantastic ratings and a great director. Even after rewatching he still just doesn’t get into it. I’ll admit the first time I watched it with him I wasn’t huge on it either but I’ve rewatched it many times and it’s one of my favorite films now.
3. Shape of water.
Honestly might have been a good movie to address the way humans treat creatures, but they f**ked it up by having them fall in love. Like what the actual f**k.
4. SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water.
81% RT score with a 54% audience score. If you want a SpongeBob movie, watch the original 2005 movie. Infinitely better.
5. American Hustle.
One of the most boring movies I have ever watched.
6. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
In my opinion, I feel Tom Hanks didn’t accurately portray Fred Rogers at all. Rogers was in no way as eccentric as the persona portrayed by Hanks in the film but was his own breed of human. The Rogers character portrayed by Hanks, especially with the portrayal of violence in a scene of the film set during a live broadcast of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, was in no way the real Mr. Rogers. The documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor was a far better insight into the life of Rogers.
8. Shakespeare in Love.
Not because it was necessarily a badly made movie, but because it willfully rewrote real-world history to make America look like the sole heroes. The British and New Zealand embassies did NOT turn the American embassy workers away. The British embassy took them in, at great risk mind you, but transferred them to the Canadian embassy since they could more easily pass for Canadians, and the British embassy was in a dangerous location already. The New Zealand embassy took similar risks.
The actual Americans who were rescued made extensive comments at the time stating displeasure over how the actual situation was depicted, since it was, well, Bulls**t.
10. Shawshank Redemption.
Nah I’m kidding. That movie is amazing.