Rotten tomatoes sucks

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  1. Beejay Pin

    Beejay Pin Green porridge Double Yellow Card

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    Their top 100 films are mostly ~ 1950s shit that nobody watches. And before the hipster snobs hit me, don't try telling me your friends would salivate at the idea of going to see some 1930s film at the movies on sat night.

    I never take any notice of their scores, or if I do, I look for low ones.

    You?
     
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    1. 99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) 109
    2. 100% The Third Man (1949) 76
    3. 100% Citizen Kane (1941) 71
    4. 100% All About Eve (1950) 64
    5. 100% Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920) 48
    6. 99% The Godfather (1972) 84
    7. 100% Modern Times (1936) 53
    8. 98% Inside Out (2015) 317
    9. 99% Metropolis (1927) 115
    10. 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 112
    11. 98% It Happened One Night (1934) 52
    12. 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) 48
    13. 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) 102
    14. 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 47
    15. 98% Boyhood (2014) 274
    16. 100% Laura (1944) 59
    17. 100% North by Northwest (1959) 64
    18. 100% Repulsion (1965) 60
    19. 98% King Kong (1933) 54
    20. 100% The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 45
    21. 100% Rear Window (1954) 63
    22. 100% The Maltese Falcon (1941) 48
    23. 100% Rashômon (1951) 49
    24. 99% La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers) (1967) 76
    25. 100% Toy Story 2 (1999) 163
    26. 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) 290
    27. 98% Sunset Boulevard (1950) 59
    28. 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) 54
    29. 100% The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 41
    30. 99% Selma (2015) 229
    31. 100% M (1931) 51
    32. 98% The Bicycle Thief (1949) 56
    33. 100% The 400 Blows (Les Quatre cents coups) (1959) 54
    34. 98% Up (2009) 285
    35. 100% Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1956) 57
    36. 100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 44
    37. 99% Taxi Driver (1976) 69
    38. 100% 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957) 48
    39. 99% Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 73
    40. 98% A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 53
    41. 100% Rebecca (1940) 48
    42. 100% The Conformist (1970) 50
    43. 98% The Night of the Hunter (1955) 62
    44. 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) 69
    45. 99% Finding Nemo (2003) 255
    46. 100% Frankenstein (1931) 44
    47. 98% The Wrestler (2008) 220
    48. 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) 108
    49. 98% Zootopia (2016) 218
    50. 98% The 39 Steps (1935) 44
    51. 98% The Hurt Locker (2009) 255
    52. 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) 41
    53. 100% The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 43
    54. 100% The Last Picture Show (1971) 51
    55. 100% The Wages of Fear (1953) 40
    56. 100% Pinocchio (1940) 42
    57. 98% Roman Holiday (1953) 52
     
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  3. CerebralKnievel

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    Rotten Tomatoes is not a thing. It's an accumulated tally of all accredited reviews, so what you're really saying is that you don't agree with the writers' opinions.

    I do think there's an absurd amount of leeway given to old films, but at the same time most of the ones in question are amazing films. So... Go figure.
     
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    Just because you don't like them doesn't mean they aren't good movies. By most accounts the X-Men movies are great but it's all I can do to stay awake for them. They only reason I watch them is because my wife likes them. You will not be seeing X-Men movies on the Top 100 list.
     
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    shaffmeister GRACIE BARRA

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    Just got done watching some JRE, eh?
     
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    Cool, which pre 1940s movie are you watching tonight with your buddies?
     
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    Sorry, no idea, but I'm uncultured and tasteless for not liking pre 70s movies I guess.
     
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    What films I watch with my buddies and which films I consider to be worthy of historical acclaim are completely dissimilar, most of the time.

    You really just sound like you have no artistic vision. I'm sorry that Fast 7 and Grind house didn't make the list. You'll survive.
     
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    You wouldn't watch The Godfather with your buddies?
     
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    Nah, I tried watching it a few times but couldn't do it. I tend to dislike most Pacino films because of his rants, Any Given Sunday I walked out of.

    I liked Batman Begins but thought the Dark Knight Rises sucked ass, so I'd say I'm not a complete franchise whore.

    As for Fast 7, I would have enjoyed it if it was actually about cars.






    Or didn't have Ronda in it.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Pacino didn't rant in either of the first two Godfathers.
     
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    That's a pretty good list.
     
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    Pacino is very hit-and-miss to me. But The Godfather series truly is one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time.

    There are some other real gems on that list too. There are some others that I thought were complete and total garbage, such as The Hurt Locker.

    I didn't watch and of the F&F movies other than the first one. I just don't care about street racing or pointless action for it's own sake. I also hate Michael Bay movies. Explosions are fine, but they shouldn't be the point of the movie.

    I'm looking forward to seeing Ronda get handled by someone again in the cage, permanently retiring her and destroying any residual starpower that she has left.
     
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    I have teenage children.. I have shown them many, many good movies. They aren't even close to where I was in understanding what made a movie good at their age. My 12 year old daughters friends don't actually watch movies or listen to music, they just pretend to so they can say they did on social media. There is no taste there, and I have tried. My kids are ahead of their friends because I have shown them a lot from the 80s and 90s, but I can only do so much. Movie critics flat out know better than 90% of the people voting.. And I have disagreed on a few. I liked 'That's my boy' and 'a big year,' and some other stupid little movies the critics did not.. But when you realize who is voting on the viewers side these days, movie critics and thei cumulative scores in RT are more important than ever. Younger people don't have their own good music or movies, which is kind of the fault onpeiplenin my generation, so sorry about that, but again, they can't be trusted to know good music or movies. It's sad.
     
  15. Beejay Pin

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    I knew when I made this thread that snobs would come in telling me how fantastic a lot of those movies are.

    I'm sticking to my guns though, I wouldn't be caught dead watching any of them.
     
  16. JosephDredd

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    I don't trust the critics after how highly they rated Fast and Furious.

    But their list of top movies look solid to me. I love watching great movies and those were great movies.
     
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    You do know that Rotten Tomatoes doesn't actually review movies themselves and just collects the info from all published reviews, don't you?
     
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    What guns are you sticking to here exactly? This is like saying you wouldn't read books written before the 1980s. Spoiler alert: that's really dumb.
     
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    lol doesn't understand Rotten Tomatoes, doesn't understand movies.
     
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  20. sub_thug

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    I suppose that all of us could be a bunch of snobs. It's a possibility. A different possibility is that maybe it's you?
     
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