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Old 05-19-2007, 08:01 PM   #16
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Overrated: Spiderman. Batman was better.

Underrated: Above the Rim. Better than Juice, He Got Game, Crossover, right up there with any urban movie you can think of.

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Old 05-19-2007, 10:12 PM   #17
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Underrated: I, Robot - No it's not the best movie of all time but it's far from the piece of sh!t that people claim it to be.

Overrated: American History X - I liked it when I first saw it but after re-watching it I realised that it was a pretty ridiculous movie.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:38 AM   #18
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Overrated: Flash Gordon. The worst movie of all time, yet they make it sound like it's so great.


Underrated: Boyz In Da Hood. John Singleton's greatest movie by far. This movie shows what the hood is really like. Life isn't always fair, but this movie shows the everyday life of the ghetto.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:11 AM   #19
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Ocean Eleven is pretty underrated...Enemy At The Gates is underrated.

Once Were Warriors is like one of my all-time favorite movies...that and Elephant Man will break your heart, especially when that girl hangs herself in Once Were Warriors.

That movie is about a family with an over abusive father who beats the HELL out of the mother, and the girl kills herself because she gets raped by her fathers friend...it's just a brutal movie.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:55 AM   #20
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I saw Requiem For a Dream last night and thought it was great. Most people I talked to hadn't seen it, so I guess that means it's underrated.
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:42 PM   #21
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Just a few...

Underrated: Amadeus, Casino, Once Upon a Time in the West

Overrated: The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Scarface

Amadeus is considered by many a great great movie. Check out the ratings, it gets rave reviews.

And Casino isn't really that underated either. I guess if you compare it to the other gangster movies it is a bit, but far from underrated.

Underrated: Umm not sure, I'll come back on that one.

Overrated: Scarface
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:30 PM   #22
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Amadeus is considered by many a great great movie. Check out the ratings, it gets rave reviews.

And Casino isn't really that underated either. I guess if you compare it to the other gangster movies it is a bit, but far from underrated.

Maybe under appreciated is a better term? They might get rave reviews but that doesn't mean that they are fully appreciated. People like both movies after seeing them, but when I tell someone Amadeus is one of my favorite movies I almost always get a blank stare. I mean, who wants to watch a 2.5 hour movie about composing classical music?

I put Casino because it often gets overshadowed by Scorsese's other masterpieces. Everyone loves Goodfellas, and rightfully so, but I don't think Casino is that far behind.
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:30 PM   #23
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Casino is Ok, but is it really that great? Certainly not on the level of Goodfellas, and I could care less if you guys think Scarface is overrated...it's the most enteraining movie for me of all-time.

Requiem for a Dream isn't underrated, because everyone that watched it loved it. Same can be said for City of God I guess.

I always thought Hotel Rwanda and Crash are kind of underrated...two of the best movies of the millenium.

Prestige is an overrated movie, I heard so much hype about it...thought it was going to be cool as hell, but the magic tricks were so normal and I just didn't really enjoy it at all. I give it 6/10.
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #24
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Hotel Rwanda was extremely powerful, but I thought Crash was crap. By the end of the movie all the stereotypes have been shoved so far down your throat you really do want to punch a Mexican, a white cop, a successful black man, a Middle Eastern gas station owner, and a rich white woman in the face.

Great idea for a movie but it becomes too self-reflexive IMO.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #25
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Underrated: City Of God
Overrated: Carlito's Way (Could never watch this movie fully, just so boring to me, and I'm a HUGE Pacino fan)
Both movies are great ..I love City of God..and Carlito's way is one of my fav's of all time..

Overrated: Deer Hunter..
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #26
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okay im mor eof a comedy movie veiwer so

overated: Napolean Dynamite

Underrated: Bad Santa
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:34 PM   #27
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Maybe under appreciated is a better term? They might get rave reviews but that doesn't mean that they are fully appreciated. People like both movies after seeing them, but when I tell someone Amadeus is one of my favorite movies I almost always get a blank stare. I mean, who wants to watch a 2.5 hour movie about composing classical music?

I put Casino because it often gets overshadowed by Scorsese's other masterpieces. Everyone loves Goodfellas, and rightfully so, but I don't think Casino is that far behind.

I actually love both movies. Tom Hulce performance was f-cking A in the movie, and that laugh of his makes me roll everytime I hear it.

I didn't really like Goodfellas that much. Pretty much Godfather>Casino>Goodfellas for me.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:09 PM   #28
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Overrated: Fight Club, 300, American History X, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket, Shadow of a Doubt, The Replacements, Crash

Underrated: Risky Business, After Hours, Dark City, True Romance
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:30 PM   #29
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Overrated: Pans Labrynth, Spiderman 1,2,3; the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, most will ferrell movies, adam sandlar movie, The Departed (the original was 10zillion times better)

Underrated: if you like martial arts movies bloodmoon (1997) http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1800280905/details ; kiss kiss bang bang, equilibrium, Crank, King Arthur (2004), Romantic move 3-Iron its Korean, Infernal Affairs (original to the Departed) its chinese, anime Barnyard

Flash Gordon is a cult classic!
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:54 PM   #30
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Underrated: City Of God
Overrated: Carlito's Way (Could never watch this movie fully, just so boring to me, and I'm a HUGE Pacino fan)

very good call with city of god one of the most influencial movies i have ever seen and it just makes u think about being lucky
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