LOL, yeah...a bit much, but probably the best individual reviews of the year
I'm sure Anne will win and her reviews are great, but a few of them are like
http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-12-...ream-daringly/There are a handful of other show-stopping moments along the way, though I'm not sure if the most discussed of them—Anne Hathaway's rendition of the tortured ballad "I Dreamed a Dream"—stops the show for the right reasons. The impassioned lament of Fantine, a fired factory worker forced into prostitution to support her illegitimate daughter, "I Dreamed a Dream" is already emotional pornography of the first order, made more so by Hathaway's borderline hysterical interpretation, all bulging eyes and hyperventilation, as if Hooper were shouting "More! More!" into her earpiece. Is this realism or the precursor to spontaneous combustion
You probably already know that Anne Hathaway, as the wretched single mother-turned-prostitute Fantine, is reputedly a formidable Oscar favorite for her sobbing and warbling and haircutting-in-real-timehttp://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20620444,00.htmlHathaway looks happy enough channeling Liza Minnelli for her tremulous rendition of the Susan Boyle-appropriated anthem ''I Dreamed a Dream,'' but that's no doubt because she knows that soon after the song, she's pretty much done for the night
http://www.mountainx.com/movies/revi...s#.UNR2U_fnaM8Anne Hathaway fares better, but Russell Crowe merely seems uncomfortable
I don't know if I'd call those the best reviews of the decade or year for that matter. Even some of the good ones aren't ecstatic. I think DDL reviews were better.
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DDL had his share of naysayers as well...and of course there are bound to be some who didn't like it, but the majority of her reviews were outstanding.
In what alternate Universe-dimension did Anne Hathaway get the best individual reviews of the year, let alone decade?
She's got many great reviews of course, but a lot verging on "meh". She's even gotten a few pans (like Alonso Durade's one from The Wrap, where he called Hathaway's performance "a ghastly, eyelid fluttering, self-serving, sympathy begging performance").
Nicole Kidman got better across the board reviews in a film practically everyone hated.
God, you Les Miz fangirls are intolerable.
Way out of what?
It's not remotely believable to think Hathaway had "the best individual reviews of the year", if you've read enough of the avialable reviews, and you've paid attention to reviews from other actors/actresses. She's had strong reviews, like many actors this year. No need to exaggerate to make her seem more impressive than she is.
And when we pointed out how ridiculous that is, your only answer was calling us unbearable fangirls, which wasn't any less ridiculous than your first post.
Reviews like that don't even really feel like reviews.
There have been some overblown claims from both sides.
Vincelette's comment about how she's have raves from "every single critic" isn't accurate - and it's pretty much impossible to imagine a film coming out nowadays with a performance that gets raves in every single review.
And Homespun could have just pointed out that there have, in fact, been some reviews that weren't raves. But instead we got to hear about how "a lot" of Hathaway's reviews have bordered on "meh."
I think you could find negative reviews like that for literally any contender in any given year. Pretty sure Meryl got a 'meh' mention or two for Sophie's Choice.
I know I've got a big ego, I really don't know why it's such a big deal, though.
My thoughts on Hathaway; although she's good she mostly overdoes it in both her acting and her singing. But, as I mentioned before, I blame the cinematography and the direction for part of that. But, Hathaway also plays it like she's on stage and singing to the cheap seats.
That said, since she was ordained as the winner as soon as she was cast and that the trailer and only singing footage we were given all year (until people actually saw the film) was her big number the expectation was, I think, far more than she could have delivered. That the film has largely disappointed also drags her down with it, a bit.