The Bad Review Revue

Saw VI: “Could well be called Saw It Already.” — Rob Nelson, VARIETY

All About Steve: “Easily the worst movie of the week, month, year, and Bullock‚Äôs entire career. It is to comedy what leprosy once was to the island of Molokai: a plague best contemplated from many miles away.” — Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE.

Whiteout: “So staggeringly bad that it achieves a kind of transcendent poetry. It’s ignorant of how things are in the real world, of what makes a thriller a thriller, of why people seek out entertainment.” — Dan Zak, WASHINGTON POST

Amelia: “Leaves the odd impression of being merely a very long trailer for a film you’d actually love to see.” — Mary F. Pols, TIME MAGAZINE (On the same day, David Edelstein of New York Magazine called Amelia “So glancing and superficial that the movie … goes by like coming attractions.”)

Couples Retreat: “Couples, retreat.” — Rick Groen, THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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4 comments.

  1. There is an art to the bad review. Apparently more art than is found in some of these movies.

  2. It must be liberating to have a job that encourages the absence of tactful censoring. Loved these.

  3. Or even better: “Saw It Already!” since the movie sounds like it was about two hours too long.

  4. Keep an eye out for The Vintner’s Luck – being slaughtered in reviews here in NZ so there should be some comedic potential.

    “…the butchering of Elizabeth Knox’s novel will bother you only if you’ve read it.”

    “Several people … came out of screenings feeling no worse than you might after a two-hour airport delay.”

    (NZ Listener, Nov 14 2009)

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