I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of more than of Ebert's most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize. Ebert has no patience for these atrocious movies and minces no words in skewering the offenders.
No matter what they're charging to get in, it's worth more to get out.
I hated, hated, hated this movie / Roger Ebert.
It's appalling. North no stars --I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it. Police Academy no stars --It's so bad, maybe you should pool your money and draw straws and send one of the guys off to rent it so that in the future, whenever you think you're sitting through a bad comedy, he could shake his head, chuckle tolerantly, and explain that you don't know what bad is.
The movies reviewed within I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie are motion pictures you'll want to distance yourself from, but Roger Ebert's creative and comical musings on those films make for a book no movie fan should miss. See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a hilarious collection of Roger Ebert's reviews of films that he believes should be avoided at any cost.
And yet there is a certain allure in the deliciously caustic comments that make the reader actually want to go out and see these movies. After all, who wouldn't want to watch a movie so magnificently bad that its "sincere idiocy Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Roger Ebert's Movies that Suck. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I am almost embarrassed to admit I have seen way more of these movies than I did in the other Ebert book I read recently. These are based upon his published reviews as a working film reviewer so many of the really bad movies from the 50s and early 60s do not appear. And these movies had to be released to theaters so no dreadful direct to VHS or cable movies made the cut.
Lastly the films seem to end in early so you won't see Gigli or Disaster Movie or Battlefield Earth. What made me love a book that challenged my normalcy bias? The snarkiness. I know you are thinking Leslie loves Sarcasm and Snarkiness? Yes I do and I love snarky analogies ever more and they are delivered over and over. Ebert's dismissals. I can only think that the producers of these movies some how thought that getting in the front of the alphabet puts you at the top of the Oscar voting Another interesting tidbit is there seem to be two types of actors you see in these movies the fairly famous ones who you know will show up anywhere for a paycheck and they appear over and over in the list.
And actors who disappeared after their appearance in these disasters. Among the snarky quotes I just adored "as part of a trend in which Hollywood buys French comedies and experiments on them to see if they can be made in English with all of the humor taken out. Apparently this is an Ebert invented word.
I am assuming it means something that makes you so uncomfortable that you squirm in your seat. Jul 28, Mike the Paladin rated it really liked it. My book reviews have sometimes been described as "critical" other times as emotional Whatever, compared to Mr. Ebert, I'm a piker when it comes to humorous evisceration. Ebert maybe half the time. Here even if I enjoyed one of the movies he drags over the coals as in say Assassins with Stallone and Banderas I have to admit he's US My book reviews have sometimes been described as "critical" other times as emotional In the case of Assassins his criticisms of the absurdity are on the money.
I just enjoyed the action scenes LOl. The movies in the book are a mixture of well known movies you will probably have heard of Renaissance Man or Friday the Thirteenth 2, The Good Son and a few lesser know efforts, though most of these I'd say you'll have a nodding acquaintance with Gators, Eric the Viking [which has a kind of "cult recognition'] or T. You will probably agree often and like me now and then he'll attack a movie you like. In my case he gives for example Ghost and the Darkness a half star and I like the movie Ya the effects are a bit poor and the movie isn't the best written Maybe it's just because I find the events the movie is loosely based on interesting?
Whether you agree or disagree with Mr. Ebert the reviews are usually funny Ebert may not like what you do, but he knows what he likes and is vocal is it vocal if it's written? View all 15 comments. Jan 21, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction , film. Each review is a mini-essay, showcasing Ebert's cinematic knowledge and humour. The writing is accessible and conversational and the style of the reviews varies from film to film so you're not necessarily reading the same thing twice. There are a lot of reviews in here, though, and the bulk of them are for films I've never seen or have no interest in seeing: 'part two', 'the 2nd' or 'return to I more browsed than read, looking for reviews of films I'd actually seen.
The funniest review, the Each review is a mini-essay, showcasing Ebert's cinematic knowledge and humour.
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The funniest review, the one that had me in stitches, was for Lair of the White Worm , a film I have seen and enjoyed. I may have been under the influence of take your pick at the time. I was young. Movies about large white worms were par for the course. It seems Ebert also prefers not to be scandalized and terrorised. Good for him. His review of Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a thing of beauty, even though he walked out of the cinema before it finished.
His reviews of Ben and Armageddon are fair and funny. Who didn't enjoy The Wedding Singer??? Oh, well. To each his own. Roger Ebert has been my most trusted film critic. This wasn't necessarily because we saw eye-to-eye more often than not, but because he was someone who had a genuine love for sitting in a theater and viewing movies. This was more important to him than the need to be witty or satirical in his reviews When I saw this book, I was immediately curious. What films did he find to be so terrible that he couldn't just write them off Roger Ebert has been my most trusted film critic.
What films did he find to be so terrible that he couldn't just write them off with a shrug of his shoulders? Oh, there are some that I have detested, and there were some that I knew weren't "good" movies, but that I enjoyed anyway. What was his criteria? I soon learned that every movie he viewed would receive at least a half-star unless he considered it to be reprehensible or beyond any sense of artistic merit. Fair game for inclusion in this book was any film that received from zero- to two-stars.
Now, the good news for me was that I'd never seen and had no desire to see quite a few of the titles he reviewed. So, I had saved myself some agony. What was fascinating were the ones that I didn't think should be included. Indeed, some of them had grudging acknowledgment of good aspects, so I was surprised that his rating was so low. I like this film a lot. He said that it took the brave performance of the lead actress and then mocked it with humorous distractions.
I didn't get that from the movie.
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I'll go back and look again. Yes, this isn't a "good" movie, but it is incredibly sexy and a lot of fun. I also showed it to my college-age daughter who is picky about what she likes, and she liked this one.
Roger, we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. Yes, it is bloody and very gruesome. Yet, I also thought it was imaginative and inspired. However, near the end of his review, he mentioned that he wouldn't mind seeing it again. Doesn't that make it a "guilty pleasure" candidate? What became apparent from my reading is that viewing a movie is responding to storytelling.
At the end of the story, we may be disappointed and annoyed by it. Or we may be upset by it. Then again, we may find the story or storyteller to be hopelessly inept, like the person who can't tell a joke to save his life. All of this would explain why opinions can change over time And sometimes we just have to agree to disagree because our tastes are different.
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A Tribute to Roger Ebert From the Screenwriter of the Movie He Hated, Hated, Hated
Mar 31, Trin rated it really liked it Shelves: american-lit , filmtv. My boss would probably hate this book. In that I tend to like even fewer of them than he does. Hopefull My boss would probably hate this book. Jun 02, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: film , read-on-toilet. My father calls Roger Ebert his "pooping buddy". I would wager that few others refer to the esteemed, Pultizer-winning Chicago-based critic as such.
Dad has bestowed this singular honor upon the man because the shelf by the toilet in my childhood home is jam packed with Ebert's review books, and this laugh-out-loud collection of some of his crankier write-ups is by far the most worn and dog-eared of the bunch. Ebert's reviews are always engaging and loaded with heart, whether good or bad, but he My father calls Roger Ebert his "pooping buddy". Ebert's reviews are always engaging and loaded with heart, whether good or bad, but he has a wonderful ear for humourous exaggeration that occasionally puts me in mind of Bill Bryson, and such an unequalled love for the medium that the legitimate pain caused him by some of these stinkers results in one hilariously expressed tantrum after another.
It was just that there was less to understand than the movie at first suggests. How much he charges I'm not sure, but the price is worth it if it keeps him off the streets and out of another movie. The best thing about it is that it runs for only 75 minutes Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr.
Schneider, your movie sucks. It soars above ordinary badness as the eagle outreaches the fly. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.
The concept is exhausted, the ideas are tired, the physical gags are routine, the story is labored, the actors look like they can barely contain their doubts about the project. Halfway through, I was ready for someone to lead us in reciting the rosary.
She looks mean. What were your first thoughts the first time Rosie turned up in the leather dominatrix uniform? Did you maybe have slight misgivings that you were presiding over one of the more misguided film projects of recent years? Every reference to a human sex organ or process of defecation is not automatically funny simply because it is naughty, but Myers seems to labor under that delusion.
What assumptions do they have about the purpose and quality of life? I hope.