If an established film critic begins lavishing praise on a particular film, many others will fall in line behind him for fear of looking as though they missed the point of the film in question.
Others may be loyal to a particular studio or director.
Film critics can make or break a new film with just a few lines of text, as moviegoers are less likely to spend their hard earned money on tickets for a film that has been universally panned. The following 12 movies are examples of what a good review can do for a mediocre movie.
Hailed as a part of the renaissance of the American Western, “Unforgiven” is the story of a retired gunslinger that gets back in the saddle. 20 years later, it’s still overshadowed by the greats of the genre. Clint Eastwood wrote, directed and starred in this film that revives the tired plot of an aging gunfighter brought out of retirement for one last job.
Although the movie is more than two hours long, it was actually filmed in a short amount of time. Renowned production designer Henry Bumstead broke a personal record by getting the entire movie set built and ready in just 32 days.
The entire film was shot within 39 days. “Unforgiven” was critically acclaimed by the vast majority of movie reviewers except for a few who claimed it was far too long and filled with pointless characters.
As the film doesn’t contain much in the way of a plot, it desperately needs some first class acting to really grab the audience’s attention and make us care about the main character’s plight.
Unfortunately, the entire film seems to be thrown together at the last moment, and even the combined talents of Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman failed to save this poorly conceived production.