Well, I would put down all the movies I love that have rotten (59 percent or lower) rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’m just going to list ones that are widely panned.
Mission to Mars.
The Black Dahlia.
Renaldo & Clara.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Seven Women (kind of…some people really love this one.)
Any more that come to mind will be posted soon.
@c21scottmyers: I didn’t know they’d made a Hiassen. I’d say any of his books are a natural for adaptation. I’ll look out for Striptease.
I don’t understand the Crash haters, and alot of my friends don’t hate, but severely criticize The Fellowship of the Ring because it doesn’t meet their action standards, nor do I think they understand that exposition in grand epics takes time.
I have bad taste. I love the 1980 Flash Gordon, I liked the Sprit. But Speed Racer did blow.
I’m also a fan of Garden State, it’s just enjoyable to watch, though I don’t think it’s the best ever or anything.
I also adore Clueless, and while I don’t know that it’s universally hated or even discussed much, I will go ahead and say it’s probably not regarded very highly. Maybe it has to do with growing up when that was popular, and a later discovered love of Jane Austen. I don’t know, it just always makes me happy. I love camp though.
I enjoyed Van Sant’s Last Days a lot. I’m not a fan of the other two films from his “trilogy” at the time. I seem to be the only one to dig it. A lot of my friends can’t stand the thing.
troll 2. and also reptilicus.
The pimp dude in Demons is a hero to me & one other friend of mine.
“Want some popcorn?”
“Shut up, bitch.”
I forget who called the Spirit a future cult movie, but Amen. It’s the closest we’ll ever come to seeing something that’s just the Skiddoo kind of batshit crazy in US theaters. THIS SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS A CLAIM THAT THE SPIRIT IS A GOOD MOVIE. It is a really unique mess.
I won’t post the overly spoilerly trailer, but I love Mad dog Time, aka Trigger Happy, with Jeff Goldblum & Richard Dreyfuss, the hot Ellen Barkin, & Gabriel Byrne showing an actual personality, directed by Larry Bishop. Awful reviews on release, and I have never gotten anyone to sit through more than a half-hour of it.
Wanted. I know, I know, but it was such fun.
^me too, Timur Bekmambetov (director) is talented in my opinion
also…Lucky Number Slevin ;)
Malick’s New World – yet to meet anyone who even mildly enjoyed it, let alone thought it was one of the most moving films ever. Ok – got it – need new friends :)
The Driller Killer (1979)
Straight to Hell (1987)
People hate Fahrenheit 451? since when?
For some unfathomable reason, I like the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005). I know it’s nowhere near being as amazing as the book was but I still enjoy it.
I love Soderbergh’s Solaris, but people (especially on here) seem to hate it with a passion.
My Blueberry Nights would be here, but I saw it again less than a week ago and found it painful, except for a good performance by David Strathairn.
the phantom menace…….
Southland Tales. Actually i didn’t see anybody liked the movie either.
This might get me kicked off of here, but I’m going to say it anyway. Freddie Got Fingered. Under-appreciated. Future Classic.
I’m sort of with Ivan. I didn’t love Phantom Menace, but I enjoyed it (except for the gundins/Jar-Jar and the way they handled Darth Maul’s character)—a lot more than other people. I really liked the action sequences and the chemistry between the actors were just as good as the earlier Star Wars films.
FWIW, I think The New World is a great film, probably the best I’ve seen in the 2000s.
Who do you mean by everyone else?
“Trouble Every Day” is a film hated by critics( a 38 score on Metacritic) but loved by cinephiles.
“Pan’s Labyrinth” is a film adored by critics(a 98 score on Metacritic) but hated by EXTREME cinephiles(Some others love it).
Hong Sang-soo’s films are stagnantly received by most critics and cinema goers (even though we’re like a Hongist collective here, his films still aren’t that fantastically rated over here) but he is one of my favourite directors of all time at the moment, inventing a new cinematic grammar where meta-cinema, realism and style marry and have twins. His films also reflect a masterful thematic grasp of ennui that deserves to be compared to Antonioni.
The similarities to Antonioni and especially his “alienation trilogy” from the 60s is something I also found to be striking when watching Hong´s films. Both directors prolong the duration of scenes after the conversation has already ended and focus on the inability to communicate. The difficulties Soo-jung faces while serching for love with both men brilliantly mirrors the starnge triangle in L´Avventura, and the scene in “Woman on the Beach” where the director walks around alone on the beach is strikingly similar to Lidia talking a walk in the outskirts of the city in “La Notte”. Both directors essentialy deal with people´s need for love at times where eros appears to be dead, and society itself has become a superficial lie.
While we’re on alienation, I also want to say that I love Zabriskie Point.
I’d have to disagree with the idea that Hong isn’t well received by critics—well, okay, with the mainstream critics that tend to review mostly commercially oriented fare, yes. But in the blogosphere—for example, blogs like the stellar Strictly Film School and similar ones run by and for hardcore cinephiles—his films are extremely well-received.
I will say this though. Say a French director was making films of quality and originality of Hong’s films—that dude would be worshiped by every freaking wannabe cinephile the world over. He would have fanboys and fangirls like Godard—and they would worship at his feet and willingly wash and dry his balls every five minutes.
Yes, but he certainly deserves much more recognition than he has now. He should be a sacred cow, the same way Antonioni and Bergman are. Also, this thread seems to be mostly a “movies cinephiles love, but everyone else hates” thread. But yes, thank god cinema enthusiasts are still enthusiastically welcoming him in festivals, and I am still amazed to no end that he his films have nice releases (some even with commentary, though there are no subtitles for them, so yeah…) in Korea. Perhaps there is a future.
Then I see the poster for that Tsunami film and Avatar in the multiplex.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Costa-Gavras can only dream about making a political film as sublime as this folkloric fairytale masterpiece.
I love also THE NEW WORLD, for my side one if not my favorite film in this decade. About the critical reception of this film there can be written a book.