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Not praised by all critics(Leonard Martin)


he gives it 2**

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I agree with Maltin about 90% of the time, but I always critique films for myself. He also said **1/2 to Forest Gump, Amadeus, and A Wedding. Though most critics are professionals, it's still only their opinion. In my opinion, each of those aforementioned films are ***1/2 - **** films so every now and then I tell Maltin to bite me.


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Ebert does the same thing; rate films lower/higher than others do.

Maltin gives LAST HOUSE ON LEFT the review "I'm not even giving this garbage 1/2 *,making this the lowest rated film in the book"--while Ebert gives it 3 1/2*

The only film you mentioned A WEDDING seems like fair game,so to speak, for most critics;neither here nor there

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Maltin gives LAST HOUSE ON LEFT the review "I'm not even giving this garbage 1/2 *,making this the lowest rated film in the book"--
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Wrong again, Jimmy... That was Stephen Scheuer, author of "Movies on TV", who stated that LHOTL did not merit a half star. Leonard Maltin originally gave the movie a "BOMB", but then after recognizing the undeniable emotional impact (not to mention influence) this ultra-stark horror film has, he felt compelled to upgrade it to *1/2. (Though I'm more inclined to agree with Ebert on this one.)

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I noticed that in his guide book, too.

A lot of his unfavorable reviews seem to reflect accessibility. He's always saying things like "not for all tastes." He lambasted Killing of a Chinese Bookie. That one got 1 1/2--I think. It's a shame. As Good as it Gets is 3 1/2, for God's sake...

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Maltin didn't actually write the reviews in his guide books, though. They were written by many different contributors who are credited in the books.

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The late, great Roger Ebert gave it four stars. I would give it two at best.

Boom.






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Maltin is a critic like a turd is a candy bar.

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