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April 2, 2013 3:31 PM Subscribe
The Criticwire Survey: Overrated Masterpieces.
posted by VikingSword (137 comments total)
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Badlands... La Dolce Vita... 8 1/2... The Godfather... Star Wars... Citizen Kane... Taxi Driver... ...
'"I like all of Terrence Malick's films with the exception of 'Badlands.' The imagery is strong and the score is wonderful, but I find the writing and acting atrocious. Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek have zero chemistry, their dialogue is laughable, and their poorly developed societal disconnect makes for a cold and distant film. Malick worked out the narrative kinks in 'Days of Heaven,' which I do consider a masterpiece, but for me his debut is nowhere near worthy of that designation."'
'"Every few years, I give 'La Dolce Vita' another shot, but sorry, whatever I'm supposed to be seeing in it, I just don't see. I love Fellini, and count any number of his films among my favorites ('8 1/2' just keeps getting better, the older I get), but 'LDV' just leaves me cold. I do love watching the recreation of the filming of the Trevi Fountain sequence in Ettore Scola's 'We All Loved Each Other So Much' though."'