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Roger Ebert's "Zero Stars" -ratings

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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
"The people who made "From Ten to Midnight" have every right to be ashamed of themselves -- and that includes Charles Bronson, whose name on the marquee is the only reason anybody would come to see it."
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Africa Addio (1966)
"Africa Addio" is a brutal, dishonest, racist film. It slanders a continent and at the same time diminishes the human spirit. And it does so to entertain us."
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"Have you ever been to one of those office parties where the PR department has put together a tribute to a retiring boss? That's how this film plays. It has no proper story line. No dramatic scenes. It's all done in documentary form, with people looking at the camera and relating the history of a doomed movie named ``Trio,'' which cost more than $200 million and stars Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan, who play themselves as if they are celebrity impersonators."
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 3.3 IMDB Rating 4
B*A*P*S (1997)
"The movie was written by the actress Troy Beyer, who has a small role as a lawyer. What was she thinking of? I don't have a clue. The movie doesn't work, but was there any way this material could ever have worked? My guess is that African Americans will be offended by the movie, and whites will be embarrassed. The movie will bring us all together, I imagine, in paralyzing boredom."
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 5.6
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.2
Caligula (1979)
""Caligula" is not good art, It is not good cinema, and it is not good porn."
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 3.2
Chaos (2005)
""Chaos" is ugly, nihilistic, and cruel -- a film I regret having seen. I urge you to avoid it. Don't make the mistake of thinking it's "only" a horror film, or a slasher film. It is an exercise in heartless cruelty and it ends with careless brutality. The movie denies not only the value of life, but the possibility of hope."
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 2.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
"Despite the fact that the movie had a "restricted rating," the vast majority of the kids (and by kids I mean under 10 years old) were without parents or guardians. That wasn't a surprise. It's been my observation in several Chicago theaters recently that little or no attempt is made to enforce the R rating. The ratings were intended in the first place to protect kids from violence. But, you know, last Saturday I began to wonder who was going to protect us from these kids."
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
Death Wish II (1982)
"What's most shocking about "Death Wish II" is the lack of artistry and skill in the filmmaking. The movie is underwritten and desperately underplotted, so that its witless action scenes alternate with lobotomized dialogue passages. The movie doesn't contain an ounce of life. It slinks onto the screen and squirms for a while, and is over."
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (422 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.6
"Does this sound like a movie you want to see? It sounds to me like a movie that Columbia Pictures and the film's producers (Glenn S. Gainor, Jack Giarraputo, Tom McNulty, Nathan Talbert Reimann, Adam Sandler and John Schneider) should be discussing in long, sad conversations with their inner child."
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 5.2
Dice Rules (1991)
""Dice Rules" was filmed in concert (what a word) at Madison Square Garden, which the comedian was able to fill two nights in a row. It is eerie, watching the shots of the audience. You never see anyone just plain laughing, as if they'd heard something that was funny. You see, instead, behavior more appropriate at a fascist rally, as his fans stick their fists in the air and chant his name as if he were making some kind of statement for them. Perhaps he is. Perhaps he is giving voice to their rage, fear, prejudice and hatred. They seem to cheer him because he is getting away with expressing the sick thoughts they don't dare to say."
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 3.5
Dirty Love (2005)
""Dirty Love" wasn't written and directed, it was committed. Here is a film so pitiful, it doesn't rise to the level of badness. It is hopelessly incompetent. It stars and was scripted by Jenny McCarthy, the cheerfully sexy model who, judging by this film, is fearless, plucky and completely lacking in common sense or any instinct for self-preservation."
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Eréndira (1983)
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
"Every once in a while a movie comes along that makes me feel like a human dialysis machine. The film goes into my mind, which removes its impurities, and then it evaporates into thin air. "Erik the Viking" is a movie like that, an utterly worthless exercise in waste and wretched excess, uninformed by the slightest spark of humor, wit or coherence."
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
Fathom (1967)
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 3 IMDB Rating 4
Fever Pitch (1985)
"This movie is sick. It pretends to be a warning against compulsive gambling, but it falls for the oldest dodge in the gambler's book: "I only gambled enough to win back my losses."
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People who added this item 408 Average listal rating (263 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.5
"This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels."
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 4.3
"Seeing the cast of familiar actors (not only Hershey and Coltrane, but also Harry Hamlin, Ian Hart, Debi Mazar, John Leguizamo and Ron Perlman), I was reminded of "Mad Dog Time" (1996), another movie in which well-known actors engaged in laughable dialogue while shooting one another. Of that one, I wrote: " `Mad Dog Time' is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time." Now comes "Frogs for Snakes," the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of "Mad Dog Time."
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 3.2 IMDB Rating 3.5
Frozen Assets (1992)
"I didn't feel like a viewer during "Frozen Assets." I felt like an eyewitness at a disaster. If I were more of a hero, I would spend the next couple of weeks breaking into theaters where this movie is being shown, and leading the audience to safety."
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
"This is cruel exploitation. If it is tragic that the barbarism of slavery existed in this country, is it not also tragic -- and enraging -- that for a few dollars the producers of this film were able to reproduce and reenact that barbarism?"
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"During all the garbage that precedes it, we're waiting uncomfortably for the film's climax, the massacre with the cyanide in the soft drink. The movie spares no details. The cult members line up and drink their poison or have it forced down their throats, and then they stagger around, clutch their stomachs, and scream in pain. Later, the film shows actual photographs of the real victims, while we are solemnly reminded that "those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." So remember: Don't drink cyanide."
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 4.7
"Once, a very long time ago, Jerry Lewis made me laugh. I was seven at the time. He still seems to be making movies for the same audience."
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People who added this item 400 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
"It was not just a large crowd, it was a profoundly disturbing one. I do not often attribute motives to audience members, nor do I try to read their minds, but the people who were sitting around me on Monday morning made it easy for me to know what they were thinking. They talked out loud. And if they seriously believed the things they were saying, they were vicarious sex criminals."
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People who added this item 433 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
"This despicable remake of the despicable 1978 film "I Spit on Your Grave" adds yet another offense: a phony moral equivalency."
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.2
I, a Man (1967)
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People who added this item 508 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 3.6 IMDB Rating 2.8
"I believe that the shark wants revenge against Mrs. Brody. I do. I really do believe it. After all, her husband was one of the men who hunted this shark and killed it, blowing it to bits. And what shark wouldn't want revenge against the survivors of the men who killed it?"
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 4.7
Key Exchange (1985)
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.2
Last Rites (1988)
"Although Bellisario makes pious bleats in his press releases about the moral crisis faced by his hero in the movie, let's face it: This movie was made in order to give us a love affair between a priest and a sexy woman. The other stuff - making the Mafia look noble, putting in lots of bloody special effects - are bonuses."
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
"There is a movie called "Fargo" playing right now. It is a masterpiece. Go see it. If you, under any circumstances, see "Little Indian,Big City", I will never let you read one of my reviews again."
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People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Lumiere (1976)
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.5
Mad Dog Time (1996)
"``Mad Dog Time'' is the first movie I have seen that does not improve on the sight of a blank screen viewed for the same length of time. Oh, I've seen bad movies before. But they usually made me care about how bad they were. Watching ``Mad Dog Time'' is like waiting for the bus in a city where you're not sure they have a bus line."
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People who added this item 45 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Mandingo (1975)
""Mandingo" is racist trash, obscene in its manipulation of human beings and feelings, and excruciating to sit through in an audience made up largely of children, as I did last Saturday afternoon. "
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.4
Mother's Day (1980)
""Mother's Day" is the latest reprehensible specimen of the geek film, so-called because such films are about the activities of that subcategory of humans formerly found in the carnival sideshows, biting the heads off chickens."
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People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.4
North (1994)
"I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it."
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People who added this item 520 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
"``Pink Flamingos'' appeals to that part of our psyches in which we are horny teenagers at the county fair with fresh dollar bills in our pockets, and a desire to see the geek show with a bunch of buddies, so that we can brag about it at school on Monday. (And also because of an intriguing rumor that the Bearded Lady proves she is bearded all over.)"
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People who added this item 1600 Average listal rating (1068 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
"This is the kind of movie where they'll bring a couple of characters onscreen and begin to set up a joke, and then, just when you realize you can predict exactly what's going to happen ... not only doesn't it happen, but nothing happens -- they just cut to some different characters! If there's anything worse than a punch line that doesn't work, it's a movie that doesn't even bother to put the punch lines in."
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.9
Prison Girls (1972)
"There were very few scenes in the prison itself, I was sorry to see. From what I could determine (it was a little hard with the 3-D images overlapping), there was a scene in the prison psychiatrist's office, and that was about it. Why no prison?"
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"As a play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern" is fascinating; we use our knowledge of "Hamlet" to piece together the half-glimpsed, incomplete actions of the major players, whose famous scenes we see a line or a moment at a time. As a movie, this material, freely adapted by Stoppard, is boring and endless. It lies flat on the screen, hardly stirring."
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People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 4.4
""Rude Awakening" made me wonder if perhaps it wouldn't have been the best idea, after all, to just let the memories of 1969 slip gracefully into the past, instead of dredging them up in a film so ham-handed and politically obtuse that it is an actual insult to whatever beliefs it dimly thinks it upholds."
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
"What a strange, confused, unpleasant movie this is. Two theories have clustered around it: (1) It is anti-Mormon propaganda to muddy the waters around the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, or (2) it is not about Mormons at all, but an allegory about the 9/11/01 terrorists. Take your choice. The problem with allegories is that you can plug them in anywhere. No doubt the film would have great impact in Darfur."
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.3
"What planet did the makers of this film come from? What assumptions do they have about the purpose and quality of life? I ask because "She's Out of Control" is simultaneously so bizarre and so banal that it's a first: the first movie fabricated entirely from sitcom cliches and plastic lifestyles, without reference to any known plane of reality."
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People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.3
Slackers (2002)
"The movie is an exhausted retread of the old campus romance gag where the pretty girl almost believes the lies of the reprehensible schemer, instead of trusting the nice guy who loves her. The only originality the movie brings to this formula is to make it incomprehensible, through the lurching incompetence of its story structure. Details are labored while the big picture remains unpainted."
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 5.7
Sour Grapes (1998)
"I can't easily remember a film I've enjoyed less. ``North,'' a comedy I hated, was at least able to inflame me with dislike. ``Sour Grapes'' is a movie that deserves its title: It's puckered, deflated and vinegary. It's a dead zone."
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.3
Speed Zone (1989)
"Cars are not funny. Speeding cars are not funny. It is not funny when a car spins around and speeds in the other direction. It is not funny when a car flies through the air. It is not funny when a truck crashes into a car. It is not funny when cops chase speeding cars. It is not funny when cars crash through roadblocks."
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Survive! (1976)
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People who added this item 238 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Devils (1971)
"All the events and persons depicted in "The Devils" are based on actual events and real persons. How do I know? Ken Russell tells me so!"
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.9
"This is the kind of movie where the filmmaker hopes to shock you with sickening carnage and violent amorality, while at the same time holding himself carefully aloof from it with his style."
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 5.6
"“The Exterminator” exists primarily to show burnings, shootings, gougings, grindings, and beheadings. It is a small, unclean exercise in shame."
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Here are Roger Ebert's "zero stars" -ratings from 60's to 2010's.

Here's the link to some of these "zero stars" -reviews:
http://rogerebert.com/section/bossv2?q=zero+stars

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Posted: 6 years, 4 months ago at Mar 3 9:08
Toi #48, Chaos, on tämä http://www.listal.com/movie/chaos-2005 eikä tuo Wesley Snipes/Statham-leffa :)
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 12 15:27
Oh, we can never forget what he said about North.
"I hated this movie. Hated hated hated hated hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it."
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Aug 17 23:20
After reading that one comment from Max, I sure would love to read what Ebert had to say about some of these other movies! =)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 7 20:53
I added "I Spit on Your Grave" (new version).
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 8 4:41
North was funny and cheesy ahh critics are dumb anyway. Good list.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 8 7:27
Deuce Bigalow was the only one I saw and I thought it was really horrible.
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 8 10:20
Nice list. I know I've tried to look this up for some reason before. Glad to find it here now! His zero star vote for Death Race 2000 still makes me smile for some reason.
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Oct 11 20:28
I added "The Human Centipede 2". Somehow I'm not surprised that this sequel ended up this list.
Here's the review:
http://rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111007/REVIEWS/111009982
Posted: 4 years, 9 months ago at Oct 13 23:28
Why Wolf Creek? It was so good? :(
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at May 11 7:06
Could you add some Ebert's comments or links to his reviews?
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at May 29 22:03
Oh, how I loathe Ebert. Anything that's not happy, happy, happy is crap to the buffoon.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at May 30 0:33
I added the link to these zero stars -reviews on description.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at May 30 3:25
I added some Ebert's quotes.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Oct 17 15:41
Caligula is on the list already.
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 20 10:38
Very nice list! Thankfully, I only saw 3 of these movies.

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