Why do I get the feeling that this isn't really divisive, but people are just tearing it apart for other reasons? Some of these reviews really raise my eyebrows to the believability. AND I'm not even trying to be McTeague here. I don't really care how well this does Oscars wise.
It's just some of these reviews are a little too gleeful with their tear down.
Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
The reviews from the trades don't exactly scream Best Picture nominee.
This is crazy. From great buzz to pans ... Even I who was anticipating this greatly can't deny that this feels like its going to die a painful death
Oh Lord Jesus, Anne Hathaway's winning an oscah
You all realized that Hooper is nothing more than a BBC employee/technician just now ???
Color me surprised.
McT's been gone since before NBR announced its winners. He'll be returning to a world in which Argo lost NBR's top prize and in which Les Mis is establishing itself as an even more divisive and negatively-reviewed film than was widely anticipated. Tumult.
Zacherak's review has me in tears. Hysterical.
May god have mercy on McTeague. Imagine waking to a world where everything you once knew has vanished. "Oh gee, the embargo must have lifted...", he'll go, upon seeing 10 new pages. Only for his world to be crushed page by page until nothing remains. Why Hooper, why.
More flack for Hooper. Todd Gilchrist's pull-quote on RT:
a maudlin act of white-noise desperation, underscored by director Tom Hooper's inability to discern the difference between quiet and loud - not just musically, but as a storyteller and dramatist.