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Ross Anthony


Hollywood Report Card, USA


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Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
For the most part, Tom pulls it off! Of course he's gross, vile, and pitiful; yet, somehow repulsively endearing… Don't take it too seriously and you'll have a fun time.
 I'm not easily offended, but its nonstop assault of crude and sub-cretinous humor moved me to annoyance, then profound boredom.
  (Lou Lumenick, New York Post)
 Tragically awful.
  (Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle)
 In the US, this has been hailed as the 21st century's worst movie; I think it is the 21st century's worst cultural artefact. Watching it was among the worst experiences of my life, up there with having a quarter of millimetre shaved off my upper molar without anaesthetic by an eccentric dentist when I was 15.
 (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
 Green has absolutely nothing to say, and nothing in his mind beyond self-promotion. It is this polluting combination of individualism, greed and mindlessness that makes his movie a lasting emblem of how the American Dream can, without any sense of values or personal - let alone global - responsibility, become everyone else's nightmare. And so debased has a section of American society become that it actually found this new low in comedy entertaining.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Saving Silverman (2001)
Kudos to the writers for packing the script with lots of funny stuff.
 So bad in so many different ways that perhaps you should see it, as an example of the lowest slopes of the bell-shaped curve.
  (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
 Not only is it not funny, it's pathetically sad.
  (MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher)
 How bad is Saving Silverman? This is a movie in which a man is shown getting butt-cheek implants.
 (Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel)
 Really stinks. No, really. It's bad. Awful.
  (Desson Howe, Washington Post)
 A criminally incompetent gross-out comedy… We've had celebrations of male stupidity before in dozens of American movies; but few have been so utterly unredeemed by any glimmer of intelligence… I would call this the worst American comedy of all time, except that I still remember Freddy Got Fingered.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Men in Black 2 (2002)
Sillier, cuter, and shorter than the first (as best I remember), but still a very good time at the cinema.
The Tuxedo (2002)
Tailored to entertain!
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
A fun quirky comedy, brilliant-plan-gone-awry picture. Surprising, amusing and odd, the plot plays rather unpredictable, purposely misfiring like an old Cleveland V-8.
Analyze That (2002)
Every bit as funny as Analyze This.
I Heart Huckabees (2004)
A great pace, great actors, crisp directing, a rich ripe juicy script, a fresh sense of humor and philosophical pondering that aren't stuffy, but rather amusing and musing at the same time... This is a wonderfully odd film. Don't expect it to be normal, but do yourself a favor and see it.
Big Momma's House (2000)
There are gorgeously funny parts.
Undercover Brother (2002)
Quick pace, no lulls, many silly bits and a soundtrack that knows how to back this kind of satirical comedy.
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