Movie 43, der neue Film von „Verrückt nach Mary“-Regisseur Peter Farrelly hat nicht nur eine unfassbar große Zahl an Stars und Charakterdarstellern aufzuweisen, sondern auch die schlechtesten Kritiken diesseits von Adam Sandler.
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„As the ads for „Movie 43“ promised (threatened?), you can’t un-see this thing, so please: Stay away. Even if you might think that sitting through „Movie 43“ would be an adventure along the lines of experiencing „Showgirls“ or „Howard the Duck,“ you’ll be filled with regret five minutes into this atrocity. There’s camp-fun bad and interestingly horrible bad, and then there’s just awful. „Movie 43“ is the „Citizen Kane“ of awful.
(…) whenever a Gerard Butler or a Johnny Knoxville or a Jason Sudeikis or an Uma Thurman became available and/or were blackmailed, Farrelly would bring in a director, and they’d shoot a scene. Unfortunately, the shooting was never fatal. Farrelly was going for a 21st century version of „The Groove Tube“ and „Kentucky Fried Movie,“ two very funny, very raunchy and very influential sketch-comedy flicks of the mid-1970s. The only thing „Movie 43“ has in common with those movies is it’s in color.
(…) Academy Award winner Halle Berry no longer can cite „Catwoman“ as the low point of her career. In „Movie 43,“ she initiates a game of „Truth or Dare“ on a blind date — and that leads to Berry making guacamole by mashing avocados with her bare breasts, and inserting a turkey baster filled with extra-hot sauce into herself. And then things get REALLY ugly. My God, do they get ugly.“
„Movie 43 doesn’t just bury the notion that a star-studded cast can somehow elevate a film’s status as a cultural product, it also pisses, defecates, and spits ethnic slurs onto its grave. (…) The film begins with a crazed screenwriter, Charlie (Dennis Quaid), pitching a series of hackneyed premises and scripts to a nice-guy producer, Griffin (Greg Kinnear). Each premise, envisioned as skits within the film, competes with one another in a woefully useless bid for worst, most unfunny, and stupidest premise of all time.“
(Tina Hassannia im Slant Magazine)
„Well, if you mashed-up the worst parts of the infamous “Howard the Duck,’’ “Gigli,’’ “Ishtar’’ and every other awful movie I’ve seen since I started reviewing professionally in 1981, it wouldn’t begin to approach the sheer soul-sucking badness of the cringe-inducing “Movie 43,’’ which has been dumped on an unsuspecting public without advance press screenings. Just to make it clear, this isn’t an “entertainingly” bad movie — halfway through the first sketch, I was seriously contemplating whether being waterboarded might be more fun than “Movie 43,’’ a sure bet for coaxing information from prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.“
(Lou Lumenick in der New York Post)
„Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first turkey of 2013. Squandering a gold-star cast and as tasteless as a foam dog poo, Movie 43 deserves not one of your hard-earned pennies. Expect it to sweep next year’s Golden Raspberry awards – it deserves every single one of them.“
(Josh Winning in Total Film)
„To say that you have to see Movie 43 to believe it is by no means a recommendation. This would-be comic anthology of short films featuring major stars clearly was inspired by such ’70s-era raunch fests as The Kentucky Fried Movie and The Groove Tube. But despite the dizzying array of talent involved both in front of and behind the camera, this god-awful exercise is so painfully unfunny, so screamingly bad, that it immediately qualifies as one of the worst films of all time.“
(Frank Scheck im Hollywood Reporter)
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