EbertSo, Roger Ebert really, really hated Deuce Bigalow:  European Gigolo.  While I’ve always had issues with Ebert, I think it’s safe to say he got this one right. What’s to be celebrated here, though, is not that he didn’t like the movie-- instead, let’s talk about how he didn’t like it, and the magnificence with which he expressed his displeasure. Suffice to say that the review ends this way: “Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.” Oh, snap!

As a special, grumpy bonus, Ebert has used this occasion to put together an extensive list of his most-hated films, each complete with a teaser paragraph and a link to the entire review. Whether you agree with him or not, the list is a stunning litany of irritation, confusion, and outright disgust. (And please don’t click that link if criticism of Flashdance makes you cry.) While I wonder what The Usual Suspects is doing sharing space with the well-known attack-tree masterpiece The Guardian, I did laugh out loud at the resignation in Ebert's review of the former: "To the degree that I do understand, I don't care."