15 Major Movies That Got Savagely Skewered By Professional Reviewers
If a movie reviewer travels deep enough into the charred core of their cold, black heart, they can find mean stuff to say about even the most beloved of films. Everyone’s favorite film critic, good ol’ Roger Ebert, was no exception – though he was also quite willing to change his mind years later. Still, that doesn’t make the wonderful wordplay and savage beatings he gave any less interesting or funny. From, in our very correct opinion, nearly perfect films like Star Wars to cinematic demons that need to get sent straight back to hell and burn burn burn like the The Human Centipede, many noteworthy films have been absolutely excoriated by the people who try to guide us in deciding what is good and what is bad. Are their criticisms warranted? Some of them, probably. Are they polite? Absolutely not – who would read a polite review? Are they fun to read? Oh, absolutely they are.