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7 of the Most Negative Movie Reviews Ever

A scathing piece about the animated favorite "Shrek" has the internet upset. Here's the story that united Twitter, plus six other (arguably) wrong-headed reviews, from a damning takedown of "The Empire Strikes Back" to an underwhelmed write-up of "E.T."

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    Shrek at 20: an unfunny and overrated low for blockbuster animation

    Shrek at 20: an unfunny and overrated low for blockbuster animation

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    The Guardian - Scott Tobias

    The fairytale comedy was a hit with critics and audiences but its toilet humour, glibness and shoddy animation mark it out as a misfire Shrek has an outhouse with a working toilet. It is not part of the film’s cynical brand of “irreverence” that an ogre’s latrine is supported by modern plumbing. And …

    "The Empire Strikes Back": not up to the original

    "The Empire Strikes Back": not up to the original

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    Remember Casablanca II? Son of the Wizard of Oz? Gone with the Wind and Back Again? Of course not, because long, long ago in a movie capital far, far away, people dared not tarnish the memory of classics by exhuming them for sequels. This movie, of course, is Star Wars II, and while it’s hardly the …

    "Black Swan": High-art trash

    "Black Swan": High-art trash

    You won’t be having a lot of fun at “Black Swan,” but the less seriously you take this wildly melodramatic, unashamedly pulpy look at the blood sport that is New York City ballet, the better your chances are of enjoying yourself even a little. This tale of feathered ambition starring Natalie Portman …

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