A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length: More Movies That Suck

Front Cover
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Mar 6, 2012 - Performing Arts - 373 pages
2 Reviews
More scathing than a thumbs down, more inflamed than burning film in an overheated projector‚€”such are the reviews that Roger Ebert has penned about bad movies. Collected here are more than 200 of his most biting, sarcastic, and funny critiques, selected from those unlucky movies that garnered a rating of a mere two stars or fewer.

Roger Ebert's I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie and Your Movie Sucks, which gathered some of his most scathing reviews, were best-sellers. This new collection continues the tradition, reviewing not only movies that were at the bottom of the barrel, but also movies that he found underneath the barrel.

A Horrible Experience of Unbearable Length collects more than 200 of his reviews since 2006 in which he gave movies two stars or fewer. Known for his fair-minded and well-written film reviews, Roger is at his razor-sharp humorous best when skewering bad movies. Consider this opener for the one-star Your Highness:

"Your Highness is a juvenile excrescence that feels like the work of 11-year-old boys in love with dungeons, dragons, warrior women, pot, boobs, and four-letter words. That this is the work of David Gordon Green beggars the imagination. One of its heroes wears the penis of a minotaur on a string around his neck. I hate it when that happens."

And finally, the inspiration for the title of this book, the one-star Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a doglike robot humping the leg of the heroine. If you want to save yourself the ticket price go, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination."

Movie buffs and humor lovers alike will relish this treasury of movies so bad that you may just want to see them for a good laugh!†

 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ThothJ - LibraryThing

Thank you Roger Ebert, from the bottom of my heart, for seeing these films so that I am spared from doing so. Though there are a few that I disagree with you on, you at least reviewed these stinkers honestly and fairly. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Lostshadows - LibraryThing

First, I'd just like to say that this book doesn't live up to it's title. :) As for the contents of the book, if you like Ebert's reviews, especially at his snarkyist, you will probably like this book ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
66
Section 4
105
Section 5
120
Section 6
145
Section 7
161
Section 8
190
Section 11
257
Section 12
267
Section 13
279
Section 14
281
Section 15
316
Section 16
347
Section 17
353
Section 18
357

Section 9
223
Section 10
244
Section 19
360
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic from the Chicago Sun-Times. His reviews are syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and Canada. The American Film Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have awarded him honorary degrees, and the Online Film Critics Society named his Web site, rogerebert.com, the best online movie-review site.

Bibliographic information