Based on William Goldman's novel, this is a post-modern fairy tale that challenges and affirms the conventions of a genre that may not be flexible enough to support such horseplay.
It's just unamerican to not like this movie!
Aug 16 - 12:01 PM
raggedmoon's comment is stupid enough. but the rest of the comments are unbearably stupid as well.
Jun 8 - 04:28 PM
@The Stunner Name a bad aspect of the film.
Mar 22 - 05:26 PM
Noah Abraham Goucher
I'll name a few: you can barely understand Inigo or Fezzik half the time; the romance feels shallow; several plot points that could have been better developed (such as the romance) feel glossed over due to the 90 minute running time, and the framing device is so underutilized it feels like they tacked it on to justify any of the story's cliches. (Yes, I know it's based on a book, and the framing device was in there too, but I'm just judging the film on its own merits). It's a good film, but certainly not a great one.
Dec 17 - 11:32 AM
Jul 22 - 08:17 PM
Worst review ever.
Oct 16 - 10:51 PM
I wish i knew you in person, maybe i could talk some sense into you.
May 31 - 11:17 AM
Reviewers have bad days. Ebert gave A Few Good Men a thumb down when it first came out. He'd probably change that now.
Jul 24 - 09:03 PM
couldn't you be a bit more patronising and insulting?
Jun 8 - 04:29 PM
Wow. I honestly can't believe that people like this movie. It's a crappy, old, stupid pile of crap!!! It's not funny, it's not cool and it's just BAD!!!! I mean it's a pile of overblown crap!!! Tell me otherwise I frikkin dare you!!!!
Jun 28 - 04:50 PM
I dare. You're wrong, man. This movie is awesome.
Aug 13 - 02:07 PM
Sep 2 - 06:22 PM
@ Koopa B.: Oh, go get a personality. Trashing a lighthearted family classic does not make you any more "badass".
Mar 7 - 05:56 PM
seriously, you hate the movie so much you look it up on rotten tomatoes
Mar 14 - 07:53 PM
haha kid go back to neopets and watching transformers, you have no place to say this movie is bad.
Mar 22 - 05:24 PM
Go back to you Twilight
Dec 16 - 04:41 PM
Hello my name is Inigo Montoya you make a dumb ass comment prepare to die
Jul 22 - 08:19 PM
Coming from someone with the name Koopa Bowser, I don't think you should talk. Go sit in a corner and play your Mario games, while the adults talk about a fantastic movie.
Sep 20 - 04:43 PM
This man has no soul
Aug 27 - 05:02 PM
theres always gotta be that one "top critic" to give a rotten review...always...
Nov 10 - 10:31 PM
how moronic of you. my advice is to put your brain back in your head and watch this movie again with an open mind
Nov 18 - 10:41 AM
Sadly, Variety -- a big player in the entertainment industry -- once again gets it wrong. I would say that Variety consistent. Consistent in giving TERRIBLE reviews for films that are usually quite good. I usually read Variety so I know what to see; if they like the film, I'll steer clear.
Jan 8 - 08:55 PM
I absolutely love this movie. It's one of my favorites. ALL the actors are superb in their roles.
Jan 14 - 01:36 PM
This movie is awesome!
Jan 23 - 01:34 AM
You sir, were not held enough as a child.
Oct 10 - 12:08 AM
It may not be flexible enough? Which is to say, it could be flexible enough. The "variety staff" is really going out onto a limb, so, I can understand why nobody wanted to 'fess-up to writing this review.
May 22 - 08:52 AM
That's not even like a bad review. It isn't really a review at all. This should really be taken down, since its not a real review by a person. WTF is Variety Staff?
Jul 22 - 10:46 PM
Ill see you in hell
Dec 16 - 04:40 PM
I'm tired of these so called "top critics," especially ones without valid points. Just because this movie or genre doesn't run with your style doesn't mean that it deserves a bad review. Try to get past your own (however limited and misconstrued) beliefs of what makes a good film and try telling me the book didn't encourage such horseplay.
Apr 12 - 09:11 AM
Time will always tell an idiot. Hindsight is 20/20, wonder if this reviewer still feels the same way 25 years later. The Wizard of Oz wasn't well received either when it was released in 1939, bet those people ate their crow too.
Jul 23 - 11:55 AM
Inconceivable not to like this
Sep 1 - 01:31 PM