Not praised by all critics(Leonard Martin)
he gives it 2**share
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
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"--
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.)
You can go to bed now.
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...
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.share
The late, great Roger Ebert gave it four stars. I would give it two at best.
Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and / or doesn't.
Maltin is a critic like a turd is a candy bar.share