I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie

Roger Ebert / Sep 22, 2019

I Hated Hated Hated This Movie I Hated Hated Hated This Movie is a hilarious collection of Roger Ebert s reviews of films that he believes should be avoided at any cost And yet there is a certain allure in the deliciously caustic

  • Title: I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie
  • Author: Roger Ebert
  • ISBN: 9780740706721
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a hilarious collection of Roger Ebert s reviews of films that he believes should be avoided at any cost And yet there is a certain allure in the deliciously caustic comments that make the reader actually want to go out and see these movies After all, who wouldn t want to watch a movie so magnificently bad that its sincere idiocyhasI Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a hilarious collection of Roger Ebert s reviews of films that he believes should be avoided at any cost And yet there is a certain allure in the deliciously caustic comments that make the reader actually want to go out and see these movies After all, who wouldn t want to watch a movie so magnificently bad that its sincere idiocyhas to be seen to be appreciated

    I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie Roger Ebert I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie is a collection of than of Ebert s most biting and entertaining reviews of films receiving a mere star or less from the only film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize.

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      • Roger Ebert

        Roger Joseph Ebert was a Pulitzer Prize winning American film critic and screenwriter.He was known for his weekly review column appearing in the Chicago Sun Times since 1967, and later online and for the television program Siskel Ebert at the Movies, which he co hosted for 23 years with Gene Siskel After Siskel s death in 1999, he auditioned several potential replacements, ultimately choosing Richard Roeper to fill the open chair The program was retitled Ebert Roeper and the Movies in 2000.Ebert s movie reviews were syndicated to than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad He wrote than 15 books, including his annual movie yearbook In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism His television programs have also been widely syndicated, and have been nominated for Emmy awards In February 1995, a section of Chicago s Erie Street near the CBS Studios was given the honorary name Siskel Ebert Way Ebert was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in June 2005, the first professional film critic to receive one Roger Ebert was named as the most influential pundit in America by Forbes Magazine, beating the likes of Bill Maher, Lou Dobbs, and Bill O Reilly 2 He has honorary degrees from the University of Colorado, the American Film Institute, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.From 1994 until his death in 2013, he wrote a Great Movies series of individual reviews of what he deemed to be the most important films of all time He also hosted the annual Roger Ebert s Overlooked Film Festival in Champaign, Illinois from 1999 until his death.


    1. I Loved, Loved, Loved This Book! I am almost embarrassed to admit I have seen way more of these movies than I did in the other Ebert book I read recently. These are based upon his published reviews as a working film reviewer so many of the really bad movies from the 50s and early 60s do not appear. And these movies had to be released to theaters so no dreadful direct to VHS or cable movies made the cut. Lastly the films seem to end in early 2000 so you won't see Gigli or Disaster Movie or Battle [...]

    2. My book reviews have sometimes been described as "critical" other times as emotionalmetimes they are called less complimentary things. Whatever, compared to Mr. Ebert, I'm a piker when it comes to humorous evisceration. I used to watch Siskel and Ebert on TV (the book is dedicated to Gene Siskel) and found that I agreed with Mr. Ebert maybe half the time. Here even if I enjoyed one of the movies he drags over the coals (as in say Assassins with Stallone and Banderas) I have to admit he's USUALLY [...]

    3. Each review is a mini-essay, showcasing Ebert's cinematic knowledge and humour. The writing is accessible and conversational and the style of the reviews varies from film to film so you're not necessarily reading the same thing twice. There are a lot of reviews in here, though, and the bulk of them are for films I've never seen or have no interest in seeing: 'part two', 'the 2nd' or 'return to'. I more browsed than read, looking for reviews of films I'd actually seen. The funniest review, the on [...]

    4. Roger Ebert has been my most trusted film critic. This wasn't necessarily because we saw eye-to-eye more often than not, but because he was someone who had a genuine love for sitting in a theater and viewing movies. This was more important to him than the need to be witty or satirical in his reviews less about ego and more about the emotional and artistic experience.When I saw this book, I was immediately curious. What films did he find to be so terrible that he couldn't just write them off wit [...]

    5. My boss would probably hate this book. He’s a big fan of David Denby’s Snark, and thinks bitchy criticism is the devil. I think it’s hilarious, especially when it’s being dealt out by a clever writer like Ebert. (I specify clever writer because, although I enjoy Ebert’s reviews very much, I don’t always agree with his taste in movies. In that I tend to like even fewer of them than he does. If this were my book, it would be called I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, and Yes, That One To [...]

    6. My father calls Roger Ebert his "pooping buddy". I would wager that few others refer to the esteemed, Pultizer-winning Chicago-based critic as such. Dad has bestowed this singular honor upon the man because the shelf by the toilet in my childhood home is jam packed with Ebert's review books, and this laugh-out-loud collection of some of his crankier write-ups is by far the most worn and dog-eared of the bunch. Ebert's reviews are always engaging and loaded with heart, whether good or bad, but he [...]

    7. The late Roger Ebert could write a review like no other. Although one might not always agree with movie critics opinion (Cotton Club springs to mind.I loved it, critics hated it)Ebert's insightful and hilarious dissection of what he thought were terrible films will make you chuckle. And, surprisingly, you may agree with him on most of his choices. I must admit, however, there were a few that I never heard of.ybe they were so bad they sank like a stone and are not known to the general public. Reg [...]

    8. Is there anything more glorious than seeing a talented, insightful critic just tear into terrible art?Maybe that's mean of me, but bad movies/comics/books etc. are offensive in that they waste our precious time and often insult our intelligence, and occasionally you need someone to stand up and yell "You suck!"Metaphorically, of course. In print, rather than yelling. And with a lot more wit and style than that. I don't always agree with Ebert's negative reviews, but there's always something ente [...]

    9. These reviews are mostly fun, not extraordinary insightful and certainly not academic in nature, but then again we're not talking about movies that will stand the test of time.

    10. Fast readFirst, don't get this in Kindle form. Whenever a new section would be introduced, a page would be lost. Good book otherwise

    11. I had originally given Roger Ebert's first volume of Movies That Suck™, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie, four stars; upon careful consideration—very much on the grounds that the first volume is ultimately the best—I gave it five. Yes, in Your Movie Sucks, Ebert hits a stride, with almost a heyday of cruddy movies; I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie lays the groundwork for that book. Yes, it does very much feel, in A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length, like movies have only gotten wors [...]

    12. After reading his obituary, I realized that even though I liked Roger Ebert, I hadn't really paid much attention to his movie reviews. I admired him more for his personal fortitude and attitude, and though I knew he was an excellent film critic, I tend to avoid most reviews in general so that I can form my own opinions. However, when I saw that he had published a book gathering all his worst reviews, I thought that it sounded very entertaining. And it was. I didn't read every single review, or e [...]

    13. I Hated, Hated HATED this Movie is a collection of Roger Ebert reviews. Specifically, it is a collection of reviews for "bad" movies. The title is somewhat misleading; the reviews are of movies he did not recommend, not movies he necessarily hated. On the whole, it is an interesting, but ultimately unnecessary collection. Roger Ebert is probably America's most popular film critic. Intelligent and accessible, he doesn't pander, and yet is not a snob. When he hates a film, he can be hilariously br [...]

    14. Roger Ebert unloads many scathing critiques on over 200 bad movies in this alphabetically arranged book full of sarcasm. Ebert notes that he is "not proud of all the smartass remarks in this book The movies made me do it."Movies I was not surprised to see here:AlligatorThe BabeBolero--gets a star from me for showing off Bo Derek, but that is all that shows up in the movie.I Spit On Your Grave--"sick, reprehensible, contemptible."Ishtar--"truly dreadful, a lifeless, massive, lumbering exercise i [...]

    15. Another re-read, I picked I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie off the bookshelf & finished it just in the nick of time.Roger Ebert shares his thoughts on some of the worst movies he's been exposed to in the past 30-some years in this collection of reviews. Most movies rate at least one star, as he reserves the no star rating for movies that are somehow degenerate, such as I Spit On Your Grave. Blockbuster or art film; western, romance, science-fiction -- no genre is safe from his snarky pen. He [...]

    16. Just the book I was looking for. One, I've always liked Ebert. Two, I like to read good, in-depth film reviews, but only if I've seen the film. Three, I've seen a lot of the "bad" films in this book of short reviews. Four, I know which films I never want to see anyway, so reading the review won't cause nobody no harm. Six, the bad reviews are always the funniest. During a recent occupational outreach event at the local JCC, the speaker, who was a radio reviewer lecturing on the subject of film, [...]

    17. As a collection of Ebert movie reviews dating back over 30 years, this is perfect for intermittent reading (pick it up, read a few entries, put it back down). I kept a bookmark going and read the work from cover to cover over a span of several weeks. Some entries are quite amusing, while others just make you feel sad. Watching Ebert's style change over the decades is interesting (in some ways, I like his earlier reviews the best), but you aren't going to walk away feeling your mind has been chan [...]

    18. This one is not as humorous or as focused as Your Movie Sucks but still entertaining. The later book has a stricter timeframe, this one has movies going back to the late 60s. There are movies I like, that he tears up including "The Night Porter" and "Starship Troopers". It is obvious he does not like Ken Russell movies (The Devils, Lair of the White Worm, and Salome's Last Dance are all included). I will probably have to get his other hated movies book just to complete the Suck trilogy.

    19. I want to personally review each of the movies mentioned in this book. I have seen every one of them and, for the most part, agree with the esteemed Roger Ebert (RIP). Reading his older reviews, especially the ones from the 70s, is a treat that I don't mind repeating.

    20. This is how it is done. Ebert is the master of film criticism for a reason. This collection of pans proves it.

    21. My recent thread of books about movies went from writing about the best movies (The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers) to the worst (The fifty worst films of all time: (and how they got that way)), and continues now with the merely bad. This collection of Roger Ebert's movie reviews pulls out his reviews of the lowest-rated movies of 1970-2000, with a heavy concentration on the period 1995 to 2000.While some of the movies Ebert pans are truly bad enough to sound fun, many ar [...]

    22. I admit: I only read the reviews of films that I've seen, which amounted to something like a fourth of these. Those that I read, however, I mostly liked.In the preface, Ebert confesses to having been mean and harsh in some instances. Anyway, it's sheer fun:Armageddon (Directed by Michael Bay; starring Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck; 1998) Here it is at last, the first 150-minute trailer. Armageddon is cut together like its own highlights. Take almost any thirty seconds at random, and you [...]

    23. It probably says something that Ebert's four-star reviews were packaged into a single 900 page book, while his pans are split across multiple slimmer volumes for the same price. Perhaps that it's more fun to watch someone tear something apart than to adulate it. Or maybe that most people have no interest in the type of films Ebert gave four-stars too.Well, they probably don't have much interest in the ones he panned, either. Even as a film buff, I confess that I haven't heard of half of these th [...]

    24. The best thing about Roger Ebert is that, put simply, he's a straight shooter. He doesn't go on tangents. He doesn't claim to be smarter than you. He doesn't appear to hold grudges; in fact, the only time he'll address an actor or filmmaker's track record is when one of his favorites makes something lousy. He gives every movie a fair chance, and approaches every film wanting to enjoy it. One never gets the impression he has ulterior motives for supporting or panning a film. And he just has prett [...]

    25. I've had this on my shelf for a while, but in memorium to the great Mr Ebert, I read it cover to cover this month. Choosing just one paragraph to share with you was a nearly impossible task, let me tell you. This book, culled from Ebert's reviews, contains so much genius. The reviews (of movies he rated two stars or less) are full of snark; and yet it's a strangely regretful snark. You can see that Ebert loved movies, all movies, and when one was unforgivably bad, his response was not animosity, [...]

    26. Since Roger Ebert's passing, I had been missing his writing. This is a book of his I had not yet read. I got what I was expecting: a collection of his reviews of the worst movies he encountered in his career. It does get repetitive at times because he pronounces many films to be the worst of their respective years. He also has similar complaints in many of the reviews. It truly shows what he detested in bad movies when you read them consecutively. However, it is a nice read from a great critic a [...]

    27. Ebert remains the doyen of movie critics, an intelligent and generous movie lover whose main aim in his job was to improve the quality of movies. This book, containing many of his harshest verdicts isn’t the best way to sample him. Ebert wasn’t averse to the odd cheap shot and killer line but largely his generosity of spirit doesn’t allow for proper eviscerations; there’s always too much reason on display. He’s always controlled, always nails precisely where he feels the fault is and w [...]

    28. Okay, here's the truth. When you just "like" or "mildly dislike" a book or movie, you write a few words"The beat is good and you can dance to it." I mean, "It was a good book/movie and I liked it."When you HATE, HATE, HATE something, you can really go all out expressing your loathing of the festering piece of excrement that's been foisted on you. A REALLY BAD experience gives you a hook to hang your disdain and contempt on. It's a lot more fun than sorta, kinda not liking something. Sometimes I [...]

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