I have been looking around on the web, searching for others who share my opinion that "Crash" was WAY overrated. It was as subtle as a sledgehammer, and it had dramatic elements straight out of a TV movie of the week. It's message? Racism is bad? Thanks for the update. Everyone is racist? Utter BS.
I have found plenty of scathing reviews of that film over at the best review site on the net, Rotten Tomatoes.
This got me to thinking: what other movies did I hate that everyone else seemed to love? I found a paragraph on Movieline Magazine's website that dissed TWO films that fit the description.
Shawshank Redemption has been bewilderingly praised by some critics as a searing study of prison life. In truth it's the purest Hollywood hoakum--a sunny, heart-tugging hymn to that old chestnut, the indomitability of the human spirit. The acting is strong, and the tears are jerked effectively by director Frank Darabont. But this film is every bit as fraudulent as the year's other feel-good crock, Forrest Gump.
Right on. I couldn't agree more.
What about you? What films do you hate that everyone else seemed to love?
P.S. I'll add two more--American Beauty and Gladiator.