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Movie 43

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Being called the worst movie ever by multiple sources.

    "Movie 43" is the "Citizen Kane" of awful.


    Well, if you mashed-up the worst parts of the infamous “Howard the Duck,’’ “Gigli,’’ “Ishtar’’ and every other awful movie I’ve seen since I started reviewing professionally in 1981, it wouldn’t begin to approach the sheer soul-sucking badness of the cringe-inducing “Movie 43,’’ which has been dumped on an unsuspecting public without advance press screenings.

    Just to make it clear, this isn’t an “entertainingly” bad movie — halfway through the first sketch, I was seriously contemplating whether being waterboarded might be more fun than “Movie 43,’’ a sure bet for coaxing information from prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.


    As a film critic, I’ve seen nearly 4,000 movies over the last fifteen years. Right now, I can’t think of one worse than “Movie 43.”

  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And Peter Howell, one of the film critics of the Toronto Star agrees:


    Movie 43 is now the cinematic low-water mark for me — and yes, I’ve seen Freddy Got Fingered, Troll 2 and An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn. No one should be surprised that this one wasn’t previewed for critics.

    It’s not a “good bad” movie, the kind where you laugh at the incompetence on display. It’s simply a terrible movie, the kind that makes you feel lousy for having spent money to see it.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker should gut the Farrellys for citing the ZAZ movies as an inspiration.
  4. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Is it worse than last year's worst movie of all time?

  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    You're confusing box office success with reviews

    No critic said The Oogieloves was the worst movie ever made

    They are unimpressed, to put it mildly, if they bothered to review Oogieloves at all. Of the 19 critics who reviewed the film, only 6 gave it a positive review, earning it a 32 percent approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Which means Movie 43 is going to become a cult classic and rake in some dough...which is sad.

    Very sad.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Not really. It's got a 1.8 on IMDB.
  8. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Movie 43 has a 5.6 rating. The fact that the one reviewer cited Freddy Got Fingered has me thinking it's just more critical bias against absurdist, low-brow humor. There's a place for that.
  9. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Crossover. A movie so bad that a friend had her first major-studio speaking role in it, yet never bothered to see it in the theater. Or buy a copy. Or anything.

    (She finally saw her part - and only those scenes - when I taped it off HBO 17 and showed it as a pre-game feature at a Super Bowl party. Mind you, we only watched her 90 seconds of screen time. I wouldn't ask anyone to actually sit through the whole thing. God knows I wasn't going to do it again.)

    (Her next role was in Gran Torino, which may be the greatest career jump in the history of motion pictures.)

    The part that sums up the movie is that they didn't shoot nearly enough basketball scenes, so they flipped the film and used the same shots again. That might not have been incredibly obvious, except that the players were, oddly enough, wearing jerseys. So, for several scenes in the climactic game, not only does everyone become lefthanded, they all have backward names and numbers.

    It has a 1.9 at IMDB, and has been listed as one of the Ten Worst Movies of all time on various lists. It's not even good enough to be amusingly bad. It's just horrible.

  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Wow, and a 3% on Rotten Tomatoes. It's not easy to drop that low on either site, but to do it on both means the critics and the people hate you.
  11. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    I don't know. This just sounds bad.

    I guess I don't understand the attraction for this kind of stuff. Why would decent actors want a part of something like this? I just don't understand that.
  12. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

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