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(Some Guy)   Is the Daily Mail's Chris Tookey the most incompetent film critic of all-time? LGT his list of Top 100 Overrated movies   (movie-film-review.com) divider line 90
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2012-09-17 09:02:46 AM  
That's just like, your opinion man.

/he's got terrible taste
 
2012-09-17 09:03:43 AM  
No Armond White?
 
2012-09-17 09:05:33 AM  
I will give him Russian Ark, because fark Russian Ark (yes, I know the one-take was cinematically amazing), but anyone who thinks Trainspotting was glorifying drugs has no business being a reviewer.
 
2012-09-17 09:07:20 AM  
This reminds of a book I have of overrated music. Basically it takes everyone's consensus top ten lists and calls them all overrated.
 
2012-09-17 09:08:43 AM  

LlamaGirl: That's just like, your opinion man.

/he's got terrible taste


Yeah, and I wouldn't call terrible taste incompetence.
 
2012-09-17 09:09:18 AM  

Annoyance: No Armond White?


Are we sure that "Chris Tookey" and Armond White aren't one and the same?
 
2012-09-17 09:10:45 AM  

Master of the Flying Guillotine: LlamaGirl: That's just like, your opinion man.

/he's got terrible taste

Yeah, and I wouldn't call terrible taste incompetence.


It's more than bad taste, it's missing the entire point of several films.
 
2012-09-17 09:12:11 AM  
Tookey Tookey Buggaw!

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Didn't read the article, just for his name I hope this is on there.
 
2012-09-17 09:12:44 AM  
He liked The Money Pit. That's all I have to say.
 
2012-09-17 09:13:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: He liked The Money Pit. That's all I have to say.


Bastard, now I have nothing to contribute here!
 
2012-09-17 09:14:53 AM  
It's......it's the Daily Mail. What did you expect?
 
2012-09-17 09:15:21 AM  
Surprised to see Submarine on that list of, for the most part, all time classics. Was it that good?

/directed by Moss from The IT Crowd
 
2012-09-17 09:16:58 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Master of the Flying Guillotine: LlamaGirl: That's just like, your opinion man.

/he's got terrible taste

Yeah, and I wouldn't call terrible taste incompetence.

It's more than bad taste, it's missing the entire point of several films.


Yeah, that's a good point. He's got terrible taste and is also incompetent.
 
2012-09-17 09:22:03 AM  
Meh. If the list is any indication, he just writes middle of the road reviews of everything so he can complain when someone else likes it a little better.
 
2012-09-17 09:23:39 AM  
Jesus, that's Armond White level trolling.

Sure he'll get a lot of attention and probably sell a few more copies of his book now, but nobody's ever gonna take him seriously as a reviewer again. It's like that list of top 100 greatest guitarists of all time that included Skrillex - is a few more hits for your website really worth the loss of all credibility?
 
2012-09-17 09:25:18 AM  
I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!
 
2012-09-17 09:29:08 AM  
Well if his underrated list is any indication, he doesn't really understand how those words work.

Link
 
Slu
2012-09-17 09:34:27 AM  
MASH??? At number 9? Idiot.
 
2012-09-17 09:41:25 AM  

Super_pope: I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!


Citizen Kane was not made between 1925 and 1940. 

You may now return to your Vin Diesel box sets.
 
2012-09-17 09:41:54 AM  
It insists upon itself.
 
2012-09-17 09:44:53 AM  

Slu: MASH??? At number 9? Idiot.


THIS! One of the greatest movies ever because it was a farce, yet didn't mind showing the surgeons armpit deep in blood.

He's also not a fan of Bunuel, which suggests he can't get his noggin around any imagery more complex than Darth Vader wears black because he's a baddie. I mean, the point of Bunuel films is that you look for the similes, and end up finding so many more than you can deal with, you may as well be looking at a fractal.
 
2012-09-17 09:48:40 AM  
Secretary is a 3/10? I stopped reading there.

/not surprised to see Avatar on the list
 
2012-09-17 09:49:32 AM  

stoli n coke: Super_pope: I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!

Citizen Kane was not made between 1925 and 1940. 

You may now return to your Vin Diesel box sets.


I peg him more as a Sandler fan.

Some people don't like to have to work when watching a movie except to guffaw at the fart jokes and maintain a steady conveyance of popcorn to the maw.
 
2012-09-17 09:51:42 AM  
[ 1 ] GODFATHER, PART II / THE GODFATHER, PART 2 (1974)

*closes tab*
 
2012-09-17 09:56:26 AM  
Skimming the list, it looks like he just decided that literally any film that most people think is pretty good is "overrated". His reading/viewing comprehension is also apparently that of a kindergardener.
 
2012-09-17 09:57:26 AM  
After seeing this list and the "underrated" list, I have to say that this guy is a troll, it's the only explanation.
 
2012-09-17 09:58:58 AM  
Salvador was an amazing movie, and River's Edge is one of the most disturbing films I ever saw
 
2012-09-17 09:59:55 AM  

Super_pope: I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!


Given what Rosebud actually was (hint: not a sled), that's an appropriate response.
 
2012-09-17 10:00:48 AM  
The Last Picture Show at #2??

I get that these lists are purely subjective but come on.
 
2012-09-17 10:01:10 AM  

Your Zionist Leader: Well if his underrated list is any indication, he doesn't really understand how those words work.

Link


[ 4 ] Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Director: Victor Fleming (finished, uncredited, by King Vidor)

Chris Tookey Rating
8/10

Average Critic's Rating
9.63/10

Que? How can a movie be "underrated" when it's average rating is 9.63/10? And how can you call it underrated when you rated it LOWER than the mass consensus?
 
2012-09-17 10:02:50 AM  

Super_pope: I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!


Well, when you are watching an incompetently derivative film, you start to pine for the older movies.
 
2012-09-17 10:06:37 AM  
Looks like he doesn't like movies by Terrance Malick, the Coens, or Christopher Nolan. Good for him.
 
2012-09-17 10:08:33 AM  

Fano: This reminds of a book I have of overrated music. Basically it takes everyone's consensus top ten lists and calls them all overrated.


I would hardly expect to see stuff that is not on best-movie lists to be called "overrated." It is his opinion.
There are certainly a few bizarre selections: Letters from Iwo Jima, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Good Earth, Inception, Milk, Good Night, and Good Luck. There are a few that I agree with primarily Easy Rider.
 
2012-09-17 10:10:15 AM  
His inclusion of Coraline on a list of "overrated" movies, and his score of 4 out of 10 for the movie, objectively demonstrates Mr. Tookey's incompetence.
 
2012-09-17 10:15:37 AM  
Where does he have Gymkata?
 
2012-09-17 10:17:58 AM  

rugman11: Your Zionist Leader: Well if his underrated list is any indication, he doesn't really understand how those words work.

Link

[ 4 ] Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Director: Victor Fleming (finished, uncredited, by King Vidor)

Chris Tookey Rating
8/10

Average Critic's Rating
9.63/10

Que? How can a movie be "underrated" when it's average rating is 9.63/10? And how can you call it underrated when you rated it LOWER than the mass consensus?


Vertigo, Star Wars, Die Hard, the Producers, Shadow of a Doubt, Casablanca, and Singing in the Rain are all somehow underrated.

In many cases they are classics that have been around for decades with an average rating of 9/10 and he gives it a 10/10. Plus Arachnophobia for some reason..
 
2012-09-17 10:19:06 AM  

B-Unit: Tookey Tookey Buggaw!

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Didn't read the article, just for his name I hope this is on there.


Awesome! I showed my nieces and nephew this one the other day - they rolled. Good call.
 
2012-09-17 10:22:49 AM  
I hope The Big Chill is on there. I hope 2001 isn't (looks). Neither .... Dragon Tattoo deserves better, Avatar, perhaps not.
Inception was messy and not always credible. Sometimes a thousand pictures are not worth a thousand words, and no way Ellen Page's character designed, like, any of that, totally.
 
2012-09-17 10:23:05 AM  
Be fair people - the Daily Mail must have thought he was a good reviewer to employ him, so can we be surprised if that turns out to be as fatuous as any other claims they make? Yes, he is ridiculously inept with an astounding lack of judgement, but we're not talking a quality broadsheet here. He knows his audience, and they are mainly angry and ill-informed.

Also - fark Avatar.
 
2012-09-17 10:23:46 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Where does he have Gymkata?


Somehow it didn't make the cut for "so bad it's good."

But searching the "unjustly panned" turned up the gem of "Touch of Evil" Critics: 9.48/10, Tookey 5/10. So... he can call a movie unjustly panned... that he panned? Brilliant!
 
2012-09-17 10:25:17 AM  
He's like a milquetoast Armond White. He sucks at sucking.
 
2012-09-17 10:26:36 AM  

Your Zionist Leader: Well if his underrated list is any indication, he doesn't really understand how those words work.

Link


Yeah, I looked at the underrated list as well. And I think these lists are auto-generated.
 
2012-09-17 10:31:40 AM  
Tookey is the first critic I read- if he dislikes something I'm going to see it.
His review of Kick Ass was particularly amusing in its' outrage.
 
2012-09-17 10:35:08 AM  

Fano: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Where does he have Gymkata?

Somehow it didn't make the cut for "so bad it's good."

But searching the "unjustly panned" turned up the gem of "Touch of Evil" Critics: 9.48/10, Tookey 5/10. So... he can call a movie unjustly panned... that he panned? Brilliant!


But it has the skill of gymnastics, the kill of karate!
 
2012-09-17 10:46:10 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: He liked The Money Pit. That's all I have to say.


Let's not act like that movie is horrible now!

/2weeks!

That being said lost in translation is overrated.
 
2012-09-17 10:46:39 AM  
I have trouble disagreeing with many of those. Godfather Part II, 8 1/2, Last Picture Show, etc... Are all good but too highly esteemed in my view. It wasn't until Andrei Rublev that I disagreed. Oh yeah, and Aleksander Nevsky is also great. The Piano and No Country for Old Men are also great.

Winter's Bone, Wings of Desire, Do The Right Thing. Those are all grade A classics.

So... he's right on some. Not the others.
 
2012-09-17 10:48:55 AM  

Super_pope: I love how the best movies EVER were always made in like 1925-1940 in most of these damn top 100 movies lists. Most of those movies are nothing special, you're just expected to jack off to them if you have taste.

Rosebud! ROSEBUD! AHHHHHHGHGHGHGHG YES! YES! ROSEBUD!


He gives a 5 or 6 to all of those movies

Plus includes Polar Express and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow on his list of the 100 most important movies made.

Personally, I don't know how you would assign a rating to Melies "Trip to the Moon" or "Great Train Robbery."
 
2012-09-17 11:17:43 AM  
Symptomatic of the film's contempt for reality is the fact that the ship on which young Vito Corleone is supposed to be arriving in New York from Sicily sails south past the Statue of Liberty, and is therefore quite clearly leaving.

Pedantic twunt.
 
2012-09-17 11:22:10 AM  
He is right about one thing though, Avatar was crap. An utterly retarded plot surrounded by amazing CGI does not make a good movie. Pretty movie, I agree, but pretty ≠ good. 

Stopped clock, etc.
 
2012-09-17 11:24:32 AM  

Your Zionist Leader: Well if his underrated list is any indication, he doesn't really understand how those words work.

Link


Casablanca is the most underrated movie of all time?

That must be why we never hear about this often-overlooked movie starring...I don't know, some old crooner.

From Wikipedia:

Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and the film has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

/FFS
 
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