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Sammo
Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:46 PM
Right now I can only think of one

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2e/Aeon_flux_poster.jpg/220px-Aeon_flux_poster.jpg

Aeon Flux

It was criticized mainly because of its characters' robotic and emotionless speak, which is true lol, but honestly the setting is gorgeous and the plot isn't bad at all.

What about you?

Certinfy
Oct 2nd, 2012, 06:18 PM
Most recent one that comes to my head is Dark Shadows.

I mean it wasn't bad overall but did get a little crap in places. Still though the conversation between the main dude and that girl makes the movie when he walks in the house as a vampire in the 20th century:
Girl: Are you stoned?
Dude: They tried to stone me dear but it did not work.

pov
Oct 2nd, 2012, 07:30 PM
I think "critics" are one of the most hilarious things.

Helen Lawson
Oct 2nd, 2012, 07:33 PM
Herbie: Fully Loaded
Annie
Crash
I Know Who Killed Me
Red Sonja
Jack and Jill
Yentl
All the Medea flicks

miffedmax
Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:30 PM
Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity.

Should have won an Oscar for the title alone.

NyCPsU
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:03 PM
I remember the movie Identity getting raked by critics but I went on a date to see it anyways and loved it.

Same thing with the movie Wicker Park. I didnt like the movie as much but I remember it getting bland reviews and then I wound up getting totally into it.

The best example of this for me though is Cruel Intentions. I watched that movie probably 50 times in high school. It got destroyed by critics when it came out though. I dont care how camp it is, its so so good. :sobbing:

Cage
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:13 PM
I to this date laughed at Norbit more then any other movie. :lol: Such bad reviews tho.

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:28 PM
Suckerpunch got mixed reviews. The action sequences are good. The rest of it is messy and rather pointless. In the end, I dont care whats reality and whats not because it jumps around too much.




The best example of this for me though is Cruel Intentions. I watched that movie probably 50 times in high school. It got destroyed by critics when it came out though. I dont care how camp it is, its so so good. :sobbing:

I thought this movie tends to get good reviews by people who have seen it and by movie magazines. Rather dull script to me.

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:31 PM
Slave Girls From Beyond Infinity.

Should have won an Oscar for the title alone.

Why dont you make your own movie. Cut up bits of video of tennis players acting your own script. Could turn out well.

LeRoy.
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:45 PM
Crossroads starring Britney was soooooo good. :shrug:

V-MAC
Oct 2nd, 2012, 11:09 PM
Showgirls:oh:
http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/berkley-showgirls.gif

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 2nd, 2012, 11:12 PM
Glitter

Halardfan
Oct 3rd, 2012, 12:25 AM
I really like Nacho Libre, some big laughs, engaging story, good soundtrack, hugely likeable film.

égalité
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:13 AM
Cruel Intentions as well. Perfect late 90's camp. :oh:

Barrie_Dude
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:15 AM
Honeysuckle Rose with Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Amy Irving and Slim Pickens

Julian.
Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:21 AM
When a Stranger Calls and Poseidon :lol:

McPie
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:37 AM
S.H.I.T. movie :lol:
http://www.joblo.com/posters/images/full/2006-accepted-1.jpg

Sam L
Oct 3rd, 2012, 08:30 AM
http://whatshappeningatmyhouse.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/55163.jpg

Hachiko
Oct 3rd, 2012, 08:48 AM
The Skeleton Key (2005), When A Stranger Calls (2006).

skanky~skanketta
Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:10 AM
OMG there are too many to recall.

1) Crossroads (It was Zoe and Taryn stole the movie, not Britney)
2) Georgia Rules
3) Bird on a Wire
4) Cutthroat Island
5) Chill Factor
6) Lucky Numbers

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:38 AM
When a Stranger Calls and Poseidon :lol:

I love "When a straiger calls" :yeah:.

The Crow
Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:50 AM
Showgirls:oh:
http://cdn.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/berkley-showgirls.gif

I have to go with Showgirls as well :o

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 3rd, 2012, 11:38 AM
The Skeleton Key :cool: It's meta score on IMDB is only 47/100, but at least the movie goers seem to like it with a 6.4/10 rating. That's not too shabby as far as IMDB ratings go :p. I loved the twist ending to this flick :scared: Plus one of my fave actresses of all time stars, Gena Rowlands :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 3rd, 2012, 11:40 AM
OMG there are too many to recall.

1) Crossroads (It was Zoe and Taryn stole the movie, not Britney)
2) Georgia Rules
3) Bird on a Wire
4) Cutthroat Island
5) Chill Factor
6) Lucky Numbers

Bird on a Wire, Cutthroat Island & Lucky Numbers :yeah:

hectopascal
Oct 3rd, 2012, 12:25 PM
Just Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer aniston, Brooklyn Decker).

Not sure why critics didn't like this movie, but I was laughing hard throughout most of it. The sheep CPR scene and the Nicole kidman dance off scenes gave my abs proper workouts :haha:

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:56 PM
Just Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer aniston, Brooklyn Decker).

Not sure why critics didn't like this movie, but I was laughing hard throughout most of it. The sheep CPR scene and the Nicole kidman dance off scenes gave my abs proper workouts :haha:

I love this movie as well, I had no idea that it got a bad reception from the critics.

mc8114
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:36 PM
I love this movie as well, I had no idea that it got a bad reception from the critics.

Just Go With It (Adam Sandler, Jennifer aniston, Brooklyn Decker).

Not sure why critics didn't like this movie, but I was laughing hard throughout most of it. The sheep CPR scene and the Nicole kidman dance off scenes gave my abs proper workouts :haha:

That movie was funny :lol: :yeah:

I liked What To Expect When You'Re Expecting, but I also think it had to do with all the men candy :hearts: Matthew Morrison, Chace Crawford, Rodrigo Santoro and Joe Manginello :hearts:

smarties
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
http://whatshappeningatmyhouse.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/55163.jpg

Man did I ever struggle through that one... :lol:

Mashabator
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
Suckerpunch!

2Black
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:07 PM
I've always been into reading movie reviews so I remember even as a little kid how they trashed COMING TO AMERICA... Then my big brother took me to see it & everybody in the theater thought it was great. To this day, it's one of the most loved comedies of all time in the African-American community. Even if I put it on right now, I can't watch without laughing out loud. My nieces & nephews know scenes by memory. Just a great movie.

saul1333
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:43 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/27/TheCableGuy.jpg/220px-TheCableGuy.jpg

delicatecutter
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:45 PM
I don't see films that haven't gotten good reviews. :sobbing: Maybe the closest would be Beloved which I really liked but got fairly mixed reviews.

Mikey.
Oct 3rd, 2012, 04:37 PM
Glitter

I knew you would say this! :hysteric: I literally came into this thread just to see if you had posted it. :crying2:

Stamp Paid
Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:11 PM
Pootie Tang
Romeo + Juliet :oh:

milakunise
Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:18 PM
I actually like these movies like :-
1 The Avnegers
2 Dark NIght Rises
3 Resident Evil: Retribution

www.watchmoviespoint.blogspot.com/

ptkten
Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:10 PM
I don't agree with critics on comedies a lot of times. A good example is Wet Hot American Summer which is hilarious so I don't really pay too much attention to critics on comedies.

For dramas, I actually do pay attention to critics because I've found I agree with the consensus more often than not so I don't see too many critically panned dramas. I've liked a lot of divisive movies but not that many that are completely panned. I guess I liked the Village although I didn't love it and there are certain movies like The Golden Compass where I loved the book so I was fine with that movie as well.

NyCPsU
Oct 3rd, 2012, 06:19 PM
^Agree with you on The Village. And I dont remember but did Signs get bad reviews? I loved that one too.

Sammo
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:00 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/31/AfterTheSunsetPoster.jpg

After The Sunset too, the plot is not something very elaborate but still, it's one of these enjoyable movies that leave a good feeling in you.

Maddox
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:31 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Swept_away.jpg

Love me some Madonna, eventhough she was always panned for her lack of acting skills.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Madea-Family-Reunion-_8892.jpg

Good black movie, funny as hell :haha:

Javi.
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:50 PM
Off the top of my head:

August Rush
Femme Fatale

Totally trashed by critics but I just love them.

Melange
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:55 PM
I actually like these movies like :-
1 The Avnegers
2 Dark NIght Rises
3 Resident Evil: Retribution

www.watchmoviespoint.blogspot.com/

The Avnegers had mostly great reviews. Any critic who didnt like it probably only likes period dramas.

Only see one review of Resident Evil: Retribution but they said the whole series is good and underrated