Ebert’s Most Hated Movies


“Freddy Got Fingered”

This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels.


  1. oh, come’on roger. Tommy Boy? while no oscar caliber tear jerker, how can you not laugh at farley singing “fat guy in a little coat”. He seemed a little overly harsh on the Usual Suspects as well.

    Missing? Nothing But Trouble, GI Jane… could probably add a few more (or most) of Demi’s works in there as well.

  2. Don’t miss his review of the “Deuce Bigalow” sequel.

    “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo” makes a living cleaning fish tanks and occasionally prostituting himself. How much he charges I’m not sure, but the price is worth it if it keeps him off the streets and out of another movie. “Deuce Bigalow” is aggressively bad, as if it wants to cause suffering to the audience. The best thing about it is that it runs for only 75 minutes.”

  3. He hated “Raising Arizona,” too. Just goes to show you, no matter how much you know about movies in general, it’s still an opinion.

  4. oh, good point McGee. I missed the raising arizona one. I generally like ebert for “serious” movie reviews… but for ones that are just meant for fun, grain of salt, he misses on others at a little lower rate.

    I have to appreciate the guy tho as I’ve watched quite a few smaller no-name films he mentioned and no doubt, most were generally excellent and I wouldn’t have seen them otherwise. get a few wild hairs (Tailor of Panama for example… I still hear about that choice to this day)… but I never may have watched Paths of Glory and others without his heads up (well, would have gotten to paths of glory eventually since it was kubrick, but you get the idea). Have to give him credit for not being commercial (he just doesn’t have to be), book and movie reviewers could use a few more like that.

    although I don’t know a comparable book reviewer to tell the truth. If anyone has suggestions I’d be delighted to hear them 🙂

  5. I’ve only seen The Usual Suspects once, and from the middle to the end, on TV during a Saturday afternoon a few months ago. I’ve been meaning to get the DVD ever since…

    I will say this, though. Ebert championed “Million Dollar Baby,” which I held out on viewing until last week. I expected it to be overrated, boring drama (much like Lost in Translation), but was astounded to find that it was, indeed, as good as advertised.

    I don’t agree with Clint Eastwood politically, but he is a damn fine director.

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