Movies Critics Walked Out On
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Black Sheep (1996)
Gene Siskel walked out of the theater with only 20 minutes left. In his words, "I just couldn't take it any more." Roger Ebert later admitted he wished he'd done the same thing.
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Richard Roeper walked out on it.
The Brown Bunny (2003)
Roger Ebert walked out of an early press screening saying it was one of the worst films he'd ever seen. He later went to see a revised cut and actually gave it a positive review.
Clerks II (2006)
During an advanced screening, Joel Siegel, about 40 minutes in, stood up and supposedly yelled out, "Time to go. This is the first movie I've walked out on in thirty f*cking years." Then he left from the farthest possible exit, to make sure everyone saw him. He later apologized to Kevin Smith for making such a show, but defended his decision to leave.
Roger Ebert walked out after 45 minutes.
After the infamous shotgun head explosion scene, Gene Siskel walked out, saying there was no way the film could redeem itself.
Million Dollar Duck (1971)
Gene Siskel walked out on it.
The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Jordan Hoffman walked out with 10 minutes remaining, saying the violence was too much for him to handle.
Rex Reed walked out before the first story was even over. This caused some backlash when he titled his review, "Unwatchable from Start to Finish."
Wolf Creek (2005)
Seattle Times film critic Moira MacDonald walked out saying the film was punishment and was sickened that this "entertainment" was inspired by a real death.
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Leonard Maltin walked out after about an hour, deciding that after an hour of absolutely unfunny gags, that the film had no chance of recovering, and he decided to save himself further torment.
A list of films that professional movie critics, who have to sit through the most horrible films of all time, have walked out on. If you can think of any more, please post below with a link to a credible source where that information can be found.
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