Do you trust the critics?

Calgary, Alberta
March 26, 2016 10:13am CST
I decided to watch the comedy movie 21 Jumpstreet and it's sequel 22 Jumpstreet because of all the hype critics gave it but I never laughed a single moment with the movie. I don't know why Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum failed to make me laugh because the critics highly praised their performances. I watched a similarly patterned movie titled Hot Pursuit and the movie have negative reviews from the critics and they said that Sophia Vergara is annoying but this comedy actually made me laugh. Sophia Vergara actually made me laugh loudly and I am not a fan ofher show Modern Family on TV. Is there a movie hyped by the critics that you didn't like? Is there a movie hated by the critics that you actually liked? Can you suggest me some comedy movies that were extremely funny. I just wanted to laugh.
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@ridingbet (40155)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
I cannot think of any highly-acclaimed film nor any lousy movie to be critical about, or other critics critiquing the film. If I don't know the actors, I don't watch the movie.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 16
So you dont watch foreign movies? Many box office movies used unknown actors.
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@ridingbet (40155)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I watch foreign films on DVD's only, The opnly movie hopuse here in my place is already done, so no more theatres here. If I read the synopsis of a film and i find it good, I will watch it.
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@gudheart (12775)
31 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker 21 Jump street is funny. There is a movie called Other Guys which is also funny.
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
Could it be that some critics are paid by producers to give good reviews so as to encourage viewers?
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@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Oh, so indeed there are dirty tricks involved!
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@avi256 (4026)
• Pune, India
31 Mar 16
It surely happens, the big production houses usually pay the famous critics to not shatter their movie.
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@CRK109 (14283)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I don't bother listening to critics anymore. Usually, when they rave about a movie, I know I probably won't like it at all. Any comedy with Whoopi Goldberg or Robin Williams always made me laugh until I hurt. Go for the big names.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 16
I liked Whoopi in Ghost and Sister act, I am sad Robin Williams wont be able to have new movies.
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@CRK109 (14283)
• United States
27 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Very true about Robin Williams. He was one person who could make me laugh until I had to run to the bathroom!!!!! Now that was a huge gift!
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@much2say (37492)
• United States
31 Mar 16
I will see a movie I want to see regardless of what the critics say - I often read them AFTER I see the movie just to see if we shared the same opinion. Comedy is hard . . . it's either really good or really bad. I can think of much older comedy movies that I thought were funny, but I haven't seen any recent ones - there's not a lot of trailers out there that I thought were seriously funny.
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• Calgary, Alberta
3 May 16
I cant find movies that can make me laugh at this moment but I found a tv show that can make me laugh. The sitcom Fresh off the boat is really good. You will also be able to relate because it is the true story of an Asian American Youtube chef. I love the fact it is based from a true story.
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• Calgary, Alberta
5 May 16
@much2say This one is renewed for a 3rd season so It already surpassed Margaret Cho's show. I think the fact it is based from a true story why it is doing well.
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@much2say (37492)
• United States
5 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker The problem with the Margaret Cho one was it was an American story just with an Asian family cast. It didn't really address Asian family issues. In fact, it just poked fun at Asians - I don't even think Margaret Cho was happy about that short lived sitcom. That's pretty good if that show is going on to a 3rd season - I hadn't realized it was doing that well!
@xstitcher (10540)
• Petaluma, California
28 Mar 16
I generally don't pay attention to what critics say, though I have found in the past that movies that critics bash I generally like.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Mar 16
I think those critics just happened to be not the target audience of those movies and they were just being snobs.
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@avi256 (4026)
• Pune, India
31 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker The critics dont realize that we dont want to know if they liked the movie or not, we need a generalised review.
• Calgary, Alberta
31 Mar 16
@avi256 I also think people who hates a certain movie genre should not be reviewing a movie from a Genre they dont like.
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• United States
26 Mar 16
I am not much for comedy Albert but the new War Dogs movie looks great. No I never trust critics..I always watch low rated star movies as sometimes they are the best.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 16
It stars Jonah Hill. I am not sure if I will like it or not since his last few movies didnt make me laugh but I might give it a chance.
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• United States
27 Mar 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Yes we can only watch and see my friend..it has the kid that played in that music movie Whiplash.
@gudheart (12775)
31 Mar 16
I thought Frozen was over hyped and many other movies to be honest. I like to make my own opinion most of the time.
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• Calgary, Alberta
3 May 16
and it is nothing like the source material which is the snow queen.
@jstory07 (61259)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Mar 16
I only like crime shows and nothing else.
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@TheHorse (56842)
• Pleasant Hill, California
31 Mar 16
I think Breaking Bad is hilarious. But it's not a movie.
@JohnRoberts (44985)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Mar 16
I usually loathe critically praised movies and like critically panned movies.
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• Calgary, Alberta
26 Mar 16
I did liked some critically praised movies but yeah I realized I dont agree with them most of the time. Also some box office movies also dont appeal to me and some flop movies were fun to watch for me.
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@avi256 (4026)
• Pune, India
31 Mar 16
The parameters on which critics judge a movie are very different and may not go well with the masses. I dont think they are always wrong, but sometimes they are biased and that is why I do not rely on them.
• Calgary, Alberta
3 May 16
Sometimes the movie's genre is not something they really enjoy. I think someone who hates action movies should not be a critic of action movies.
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@Macarrosel (7598)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
I have no idea about it for I seldom watch funny movies. If I can find one, then I will recommend it to you.
• Calgary, Alberta
29 Mar 16
I am usually and action and horror type of guy but I am craving comedies these days because I am depressed and I need to laugh.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 16
what do they know? sometimes i wonder how they start becoming popular critics in teh first place
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 16
Not all critics are popular but they were very influential on making a movie succeed or flop.
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@aju007 (1474)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
26 Mar 16
We cant always trust the critics. It has failed withe too.
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Mar 16
Yeah, taste is a very subjective thing. Sometimes a badly criticized film might be something you will love.
• United States
29 Apr 16
Try any of the National Lampoon movies with Chevy Chase . . .
@TheHorse (56842)
• Pleasant Hill, California
31 Mar 16
I like dark comedy. So both Dr. Stangelove and Pulp Fiction made me laugh. But Something about Mary did too. Critics loved that self-absorbed movie about a washed up batman figure a year ago, but I didn't. I squirmed. I'm trying to think of one that critics hated but I liked. Ironically, with all of my pretentious sophistication, Titanic is one of my favorite movies. As is Lion King.