Critical Consensus: Enchanted Bewitches, Hitman Misses, No Country is Certified Fresh

Summary

This week at the movies, we've got real-life fairy tales, a deadly fog, loads of gunplay, musical families, yuletide conflict, and the latest from the Coen Brothers. What do the critics have to say? Back to Article

Comments

Rock_The_Luau

Alex Vazquez

Definitely was not expecting such a great rating for Enchanted.

But I am going to see No Country the second I get the chance tomorrow!

Nov 20 - 09:56 PM

Bardego

Robert Hamer

No Country for Old Men looks like the ****! The Coens are back, BABY! I'm kinda surprised Enchanted is getting good reviews, though. That looked stupid, but then I guess you can't judge a book by its cover.

Nov 20 - 10:19 PM

~*Admiral Snowstorm*~

Dominique Amsterdam

Color me surprised on Enchanted as well. I did like the premise, but I expected the execution to be lousy. The trailers didn't make it look very good. However, I guess it really is good after all. Cool.

Also, surprise surprise on This Christmas. I am everyone else with a modicum of sanity is sick of Christmas comedy failures, but this one is apparently decent, if not genuinely good. Perhaps I'll see it this holiday break.

Nov 21 - 03:49 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Enchanted, The mist and This christmas get good reviews? are you freakin kidding me? what kind of corruption is this? who bribes these critics? surprise, surprise, the politics of Hollywood.

Nov 21 - 09:37 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

So you've seen all three of these movies, Wordweaver, and know without a doubt that they don't deserve their good reviews. Please, do tell more.

Nov 23 - 11:07 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Tyler perry's Why did I get Married get bad reviews but This Christmas gets good reviews? Elizabeth: The Golden Age get EXTREMELY bad reviews and Enchanted is praised by critics? are you kidding me? The Mist gets good reviews while other respectable action thrillers like Smokin' Aces are battered by the critics? what the hell? do you see my point? critics make up their mind about a movie before they even watch it. There is no fair game in Hollywood anymore and Rottentomatoes can kiss my motherf******.

Nov 23 - 05:15 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Well, the only one I can speak to is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and it got bad reviews because it was a bad movie. Yeah, it looked pretty, but soap operas had nothing on its hackneyed plot.

And I noticed you conveniently didn't answer my question. And why are taking it so personally that these movies are getting good reviews? It's not like the critics killed your dog.

Nov 24 - 08:57 AM

theunrulyone

Ian W

Yeah, this is all kinds of fishy. I'm not surprised about Enchanted, though: it's a family movie released during the holidays so its bound to make money, and the concept is probably just neat enough to make most critics appreciate that they are seeing something at least a little different than just the typical droll family holiday film.

Nov 21 - 06:28 PM

Bloody Mathias

Mathias N/A

No Country For Old Men was disappointing 'cause of the "ending".
Might hit up Hitman just to check it out and The Mist too since Shawshank is one of my top 3 movies all time. That earns Darabont the benefit of the doubt in my book.

Nov 21 - 09:22 PM

lestatthevampire

Tyler D

Does anyone else think Enchanted has the "feel" of Roger Rabbit? OK, I said the "feel." Not the coolness factor or the "magic." well, maybe the magic. Shut up, go watch No Country.

Nov 22 - 07:02 AM

TrisTan2007

Tris A

Watched "No Country..." the other day. It has everything going good in the movie until the last 20 minutes to the end the directors decide to f*** up. And boy, do they f*** up good? Some argued the ending doesn't have to be "hollywoodish". I agree, but it should end with a proper note. The whole movie falls flat because of the ending, and there ain't none.

"Hitman" on the other hand turned out to be way better than I had anticipated. I am not a "Himan" video game fan, but he sure looked one helluva bada$$ and the movie is one great treat for an action movie lovers. Baldhead Bourne meets XXX?

Nov 23 - 08:03 AM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

So you've seen all three of these movies, Wordweaver, and know without a doubt that they don't deserve their good reviews. Please, do tell more.

Nov 23 - 11:07 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Tyler perry's Why did I get Married get bad reviews but This Christmas gets good reviews? Elizabeth: The Golden Age get EXTREMELY bad reviews and Enchanted is praised by critics? are you kidding me? The Mist gets good reviews while other respectable action thrillers like Smokin' Aces are battered by the critics? what the hell? do you see my point? critics make up their mind about a movie before they even watch it. There is no fair game in Hollywood anymore and Rottentomatoes can kiss my motherf******.

Nov 23 - 05:15 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Well, the only one I can speak to is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and it got bad reviews because it was a bad movie. Yeah, it looked pretty, but soap operas had nothing on its hackneyed plot.

And I noticed you conveniently didn't answer my question. And why are taking it so personally that these movies are getting good reviews? It's not like the critics killed your dog.

Nov 24 - 08:57 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Tyler perry's Why did I get Married get bad reviews but This Christmas gets good reviews? Elizabeth: The Golden Age get EXTREMELY bad reviews and Enchanted is praised by critics? are you kidding me? The Mist gets good reviews while other respectable action thrillers like Smokin' Aces are battered by the critics? what the hell? do you see my point? critics make up their mind about a movie before they even watch it. There is no fair game in Hollywood anymore and Rottentomatoes can kiss my motherf******.

Nov 23 - 05:15 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Well, the only one I can speak to is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and it got bad reviews because it was a bad movie. Yeah, it looked pretty, but soap operas had nothing on its hackneyed plot.

And I noticed you conveniently didn't answer my question. And why are taking it so personally that these movies are getting good reviews? It's not like the critics killed your dog.

Nov 24 - 08:57 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

sorry for the grammatical mistakes...I was pissed when typing the response

Nov 23 - 09:14 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

Well, the only one I can speak to is Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and it got bad reviews because it was a bad movie. Yeah, it looked pretty, but soap operas had nothing on its hackneyed plot.

And I noticed you conveniently didn't answer my question. And why are taking it so personally that these movies are getting good reviews? It's not like the critics killed your dog.

Nov 24 - 08:57 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

MR/MRS. ASHRON, I HAVE CONVENIENTLY WATCHED ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED MOVIES OK? AND I AM ELATED TO SAY THAT THE CRITICS DIDN'T KILL MY DOG. JUST WAIT TILL YOU MAJOR IN FILM STUDIES AND GET TO STUDY THE UNDERPINNINGS OF PLOT-BUILDING, DIRECTING AND ACTING, THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY I AM INFURIATED. I CAN CONVENIENTLY SAY THAT YOU STILL HAVE A LOT TO LEARN AND YOU CAN CONVENIENTLY TAKE UPON YOURSELF TO STUDY MORE ABOUT FILM, AND THE POLITICS OF HOLLYWOOD. I WILL CONVENIENTLY END HERE.

Nov 24 - 12:34 PM

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