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    People Are Sharing Highly-Rated, Critically-Acclaimed Films That They Believe Are Just "Average" At Best

    "Everyone I talk to loves it, but I can’t stand it."

    Have you ever sat down to watch a movie it felt like every single person in your life ranted and raved about, only to find yourself thinking, "Um...this was fine? 'Okay' at best?"

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    Well, you're not alone! Recently, in a viral thread, redditor u/SuggestionBusy7104 asked, "What movie has a high rating, but you think it's average?" and, WHEW, did people come through with some controversial answers.

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    So, with that in mind, here are just a few of the most popular (and unpopular, if you catch my drift) responses shared:

    EDITOR'S NOTE: These are individual opinions rounded up from different Reddit users within the same thread, and thus are not reflective of my own personal opinions or taste, so — quite literally — don't shoot the messenger. I only agree with, like, three of these, tops (I'll let y'all decide which three, LOL).

    1. The Princess Bride (1987)

    the couple kissing as they sit horseback on their own horses
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    "Everyone I talk to LOVES it, but I can’t stand it! Honestly, it’s not funny and it’s annoying."

    u/WinterNebula9615

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    2. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

    zombies walking through a parking lot
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    "Basically, everyone tells me it's one of the best comedies of all time, but I just didn't enjoy it. I don't care for zombie movies (but I still liked Zombieland, despite that bias). This movie just fell flat to me. I sat and watched it all the way through, and the only thing I can remember is the secondary protagonist being Shaun's pet zombie at the end. I just recall everything else being 'meh' to me. I wouldn't say it's 'bad,' but it failed to live up to all the hype people were giving me about it being a masterpiece. I'd rate it as a 'I can tolerate it if it's on, but won't ever go out of my way to rewatch it' film."

    u/Rakanadyo

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    3. Logan (2017)

    Wolverine with his claws out at night standing next to a huge tire
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    "It almost had me sleeping, and the characters often made confusingly stupid decisions."

    u/Patatokeftes

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    4. Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Morgan Freeman's character in his prison uniform looking up
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    "I get why it's a great movie, but I don't know...I found the narration by Morgan Freeman jarring. I've watched it more than once — I really wanted to give it a go, as everyone loves it — but it's not for me. I don't really think it's the critically-acclaimed must-watch for every movie lover people say it is."

    u/OoohRickyBaker

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    5. Casablanca (1942)

    the two lovers starring into each other's eyes
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    "It's boring, and I don’t understand why people carry on about it like that. Citizen Kane is pretty boring, too, but at least with that one I can understand how it could have been exciting for audiences at the time. Casablanca, though...I don’t get it."

    u/funkyibis

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    6. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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    "I liked it a lot, but I don't think it's as good as some people make it out to be."

    u/profesional-idiot

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    7. Shakespeare In Love (1998)

    a man holding a quill at his desk
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    "It's not a bad film, but it beating Saving Private Ryan for Best Film at the Oscars is still mind-blowingly wrong."

    u/Lex_Innokenti

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    8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

    captain america in battle
    Walt Disney Co. / ©Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection

    "Gaaah, I was walking into the theater expecting to be blown away. What a let down."

    u/wombat72

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    9. American Hustle (2013)

    the characters walking down the street with attitude
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    "I saw this movie in theaters, and, for the life of me, I can’t recall any part of it. They were stealing something? IDK, man."

    u/Galileo258

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    10. Frozen 2 (2019)

    Elsa and the other character looking forward
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    "I thought I was going crazy when this was released and had such a great reception. I really thought that it was OK at best, but it seemed so much like a cash-in to me. Me and my sister were making fun of so many parts in the movie."

    u/TheKingJest

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    11. Bird Box (2018)

    a woman with a blindfold on
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    "It was originally a book and the book is fantastic, but it did not translate well to screen because the book relies on the main character not being able to see and trying to navigate the world to get to a safe place."

    u/FliesAreEdible

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    12. Scarface (1983)

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    "That movie takes forever to go nowhere."

    u/seefith

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    13. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    Freddie Mercury singing on stage
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    "I repeat this bitching and moaning all the time, but this movie getting an Oscar for editing and Rami Malek's acting was insane to me."

    u/MJDeebiss

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    14. Joker (2019)

    close up of the Joker's profile
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    "I thought the concept of an R-rated villain origin story was a cool idea, and, for the most part, I thought it was a fun movie, but by no means do I think they came anywhere near knocking it out of the park. It was fine."

    u/Capnreid

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    15. A Star is Born (2018)

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    "It has great original soundtrack, but the film itself is 'meh.'"

    u/kara393

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    16. Avengers: Endgame (2018)

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    "Don't get me wrong, I loved the movie, but I think people overhype it too much. Infinity War was twice as good, in my opinion."

    u/Epstein69420

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    17. Crash (2004)

    a man standing by an open fridge
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    "It won the Oscar for Best Picture, and is a steaming pile of cow shit."

    u/catfarts99

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    18. Tenet (2020)

    two of the characters wearing fireman and police uniforms
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    "I love a complex narrative that makes you think, but this was just layers of overcomplicated bollox."

    u/CouldMurderACarvery

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    19. Aquaman (2018)

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    "I couldn’t finish it. It felt like the same recycled superhero movie that has been overused. I felt it was really predictable."

    u/ttsdragon

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    20. Avatar (2009)

    two avatars about to shoot an arrow
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    "It's a generic 'Chosen One' movie. I have no idea why they're planning a bunch of sequels."

    u/RosieQParker

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    21. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

    Peter Parker in front of Doctor Strange as he wields time
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    "I enjoyed the nostalgic parts of it because I'm old as fuck (hell yeah, Alfred Molina!), but, other than that it was, to me, very cheesy, campy, and too dependent on that fun nostalgia stuff. It was also kind of boring. I've never been big on most of the Marvel movies (except Iron Man because Robert Downey Jr. is fun to watch), so maybe I'm just not the target audience."

    u/fretfulmushroom

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    22. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    three of the main characters standing the museum
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    "So many people I know say it's one of their favorite films, but, when I watched it, I couldn't get past how insufferable and smarmy the titular character is."

    u/CrappyAutocorrect

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    23. The Batman (2022)

    Bruce Wayne in his lair
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    "I found the pacing to be all over the place, they tried to cram far too much into one movie, and some of the shots were just laugh out loud terrible."

    u/filthridden

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    And finally, let's end on two popular responses that really sum up how subjective taste is:

    24. No Country For Old Men (2007)

    a character wearing a denim jacket
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    "It stole the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars from There Will Be Blood and Paul Thomas Anderson, respectively, and I will never forgive them for it. This literally happened 14 years ago and I still fume over it weekly. It's a decent movie, but I found There Will Be Blood to stand above it in every way."

    u/BactaBobomb

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    25. There Will Be Blood (2007)

    in a church by the cross a preacher put his hand on the head of a kneeing man
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    "I was bored the whole way through and don’t understand why so many people raved about it."

    u/BalinII

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    All right, you've read their picks, but now it's your turn! What's a film you've heard nothing but good things about, but — upon watching for yourself — you were left feeling unimpressed? Share in the comments below!

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T: Reddit.