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Worst Movies of 2008: New York Post

posted by Nell Minow

According to the New York Post, the worst movies of the year include films with great actors (Al Pacino in “88 Minutes“) and non-actors (Paris Hilton’s “Hottie and the Nottie“). There are failures in the categories of comedy (Adam Sandler’s “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan“), action (“Babylon A.D.”), and family movies (“Beverly Hills Chihuahua“). There are box office disasters and box office champions. The Post left out one of my candidates, the excruciating “Over Her Dead Body,” but their choice for the worst film of the year is close to indisputable…


The Love Guru.
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  • Dustin Putman

    I was not a fan of “The Love Guru,” but it is a veritable masterpiece of comedy compared to “Meet the Spartans” and “Disaster Movie.” Both by the same writer-director team, these two endurance tests are literally about as low as cinema can go, and I am including Z-grade, no-budget, direct-to-video garbage. Yikes.

  • http://whatwouldtotowatch.com Christian Toto

    This is the best part of December outside the holidays — raking the truly awful movies over the coals.
    My Worst of ’08 list starts and ends with ’88 Minutes.’
    But I think the hate generated toward “The Love Guru” was over the top. For some reason critics were ready to smack down Mike Myers …

  • Nell Minow

    It is a pleasure to hear from two of my favorite fellow critics on this issue! I think there are two ways of thinking about what makes a movie awful. One way is just to measure the excruciation of sitting through it, in which case your selections are correct. But another is to measure the distance between the expectations of the individuals and resources involved and the results. No one expects the “Scary Movie”/”Epic Movie”/”Disaster Movie” folks to produce even a single worthwhile moment. And Al Pacino has been responsible for some truly terrible films in the past few years. But the waste of money and talent in “Love Guru” and the sheer, hubristic, solipsism makes it this year’s winner for me.

  • sahed

    hi guru, how are you i hope you are well.god bless you and whole world will be make love for an happy life.
    by sahed.

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