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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
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Whoopi Goldberg
Actress, Corrina Corrina (1994)
There must be a lot of people out there who find Whoopi Goldberg hilarious; how else could anyone bear to sit through Sister Act 2? It is possibly my loss that I find her vulgar, obnoxious and sanctimonious.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Actress, Moonlight and Valentino (1995)
Are there any three words more likely to strike terror in the heart of a male film viewer than the dread legend: "... and Whoopi Goldberg”? Pity, then, the hapless boyfriends and husbands whose partners drag them to see Moonlight and Valentino. From the opening credits, they'll know exactly what they're in for: a film in which Whoopi will play the warm, down-to-earth yet ever-so-slightly-kookie sidekick to one or more vulnerable females; a three-handkerchief schmaltz-fest from which one half of the audience will emerge smiling thrrough the tears, and the other half gasping for a pint and a restorative video of Euro 96.
(James Delingpole, Daily Telegraph)
Actress, How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
An already torpid storyline is rendered totally inert by a redundant sub-plot in which the lead character's bawdy best friend (Whoopi Goldberg) dies bravely of cancer, the only point of which is so that she can breathe inspirational words of the "Life is what you make it", "Seize the day", "Go get him, girl" variety. I couldn't wait to see the last of Ms Goldberg, who - when she tries to be funny with threadbare material, as she is here - is as irritating as she is unamusing.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
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