Movie reviewers have had some pretty scathing takes on films throughout the years. One reviewer referred to a film as like “Grease: The Next Generation” acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld. Another riffed “Some movies leave a bad taste in the mouth. This one causes full-on halitosis.” For many viewers, a movie can simply exist as something to fill a void of upwards of 90 minutes. Film critics, who spend their lives scribbling notes in dark theatres, ask for a little more. “I have a colleague who describes his job as ‘covering the national dream beat,’ because if you pay attention to the movies they will tell you what people desire and fear in their deepest secrets,” the late Roger Ebert wrote in 1992. “At least, the good ones will. That’s why we go, hoping to be touched in those secret places. Movies are hardly ever about what they seem to be about. Look at a movie that a lot of people love, and you will find something profound, no matter how silly the film may seem.” Sometimes the best thing to come out of a movie is a blistering review. INSIDER rounded up 50 of the funniest,… Read full this story
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