2002: Most Overrated Films of the Year
Submitted by AAA on Sat, 02/01/2003 - 08:10
- Frida - Completely lacking in passion or intensity. Lackluster lead performances completely outdone by great visuals. For a film about a tortured artist, this was surprisingly flat.
- 13 Conversations About One Thing - Woody Allen-lite, sucks the soul out of every issue it deals with. Sure, Alan Arkin is great, but this movie doesn't deserve him. How this is considered one of the best of the year is beyond me.
- The Good Girl - Hateful, awful, unfunny comedy that hits every sour note possible. Made me want to watch You Can Count on Me just to wash out the aftertaste.
- One-Hour Photo - Who in their right minds would compare this to Kubrick? Cliche followed by cliche followed by...
- Igby Goes Down - Spoiled brat runs around spouting dialouge that sounds like a pretentious Mamet in high school. Jeff Goldblum, Amanda Peet and Claire Danes manage to sort of save some of the film. Kieran's younger brother Rory is far more talented.
- 8 Mile - There were a couple good moments, but tedious and boring for the rest of the running time. Can they take back Kim Basinger's Oscar?
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding - I'm not gonna say anything, it's all been said, many times.
- The Son's Room - This won the palme d'or? This?! Wow, this mediocre attempt at examining death and its effects manages to never get off the ground, and never affect the audience emotionally.
- Gangs of New York - Moments of greatness, but seriously, this is by no means a masterpiece.
- Minority Report - Pretty entertaining, visually stunning, Samantha Morton rocked. But the last twenty minutes negates all of that. What a shame.