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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
to Zeta Jones
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Faye Dunaway
Actress, The Happening (1967)
The hippies are portrayed with grotesque ineptitude by George Maharis, Michael Parks, Robert Walker Jr., and Faye Dunaway.
(Brendan Gill, New Yorker)
Actress, Network (1976)
Miss Dunaway, playing the meanest woman to be seen in an American film since The Wicked Witch of the West, oversells the programming V.P.'s bitchiness so much it's hard to take her seriously. Her character is supposed to be television incarnate, we're told, but she's really Network incarnate: she's so busy trying to outrage us that she doesn't even notice that she's drowning in her own bile.
(Frank Rich, New York Post)
Actress, The Champ (1979)
A mother's love expresses itself through Faye Dunaway's lunging at Ricky Schroder across a bed as if to drag him instantly between the sheets (Miss Dunaway's playing late-bloom mother love as a rampant form of libido doesn't help). Miss Dunaway is allowed to give a performance unworthy even of The Eyes of Laura Mars.
(John Simon, National Review)
Actress, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Dunaway does not chew scenery. Dunaway starts neatly at each corner of the set in every scene and swallows it whole, co-stars and all.
(Variety)
Faye Dunaway, in the role she was born to play, is deeply, deeply scary. So over-the-top, so out-there, so, well, Faye, she instantly installed herself as the all-time Contessa of Camp. It's anybody's call whether Crawford's supposed to be insane, or whether Dunaway perhaps just went bonkers playing her.
(Edward Margulies & Stephen Rebello, Bad Movies We Love)
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