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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
to Zeta Jones
SELECT VICTIMS BY INITIAL LETTER OF SURNAME
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Elliott Gould
Actor, Getting Straight (1970)
Elliott Gould is allowed to get away with a lethal dose of Method mugging as Harry.
(John Simon, National Review)
Actor, The Long Goodbye (1973)
Elliott Gould has none of the characteristics of the tough, canny sleuth: his face and expressions, slack and self-indulgent, do not betray any signs of quick and sharp thinking - or, for that matter, of any other kind.
(John Simon, National Review)
This Marlowe is an untidy, unshaven, semi-literate dimwit slob who could not locate a missing skyscraper and who would be refused service at a hot dog stand.
(Charles Champlin)
Actor, I Will, I Will… For Now (1975)
Even if Elliott Gould act beyond the same old beady-eyed and slackjawed expression and the same oily, petulant intonation that must convey everything from delirious roguishness to epochal self-pity, he would still be the possessor of one of the least palatable faces in Movieland.
(John Simon, National Review)
Actor, A Bridge Too Far (1977)
This combination of repellent aspect, insensitivity of delivery, arrogance pouring from every pore, and a voice brimming with infantilism can be matched on screen only by the ex-Mrs
Gould [Barbra Streisand], the world speed record for on-screen odiousness being held jointly by the former spouses.
(John Simon, National Review)
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