Awful films: Every Zero-Star Film Ever Reviewed in Halliwell's Film Guides--Part I (ALL those in 'The Movies That Matter' and alphabetically in the last Film Guide in 2008, from A to 'The Evil That Men Do')

The British film critic Leslie Halliwell (1929-1989) was one of the most devoted to his craft, and was notorious as one of the harshest, particularly of films from the 70's and 80's. Being Canadian and surrounded by film review guides that are quite American-centered and Hollywood-centric, I was refreshed, years ago, to find a guide that reviewed more films of British, European and World cinema that guides I had previously been able to find had, at the very best, only scratched the surface of. Now, in looking at the Wikipedia page about his life, I see that all of his Top Ten movies (topped by 'Citizen Kane') were from 1931-1946, probably MY favourite period of cinema as well. But be…

  • The Accidental Husband
  • Across the Universe
  • Adulthood
  • The Air I Breathe
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Asterix at the Olympic Games
  • August Rush
  • Awake
  • The Baker
  • Balls of Fury
  • The Bank Job
  • Be Kind Rewind
  • Arctic Tale
  • Botched
  • Bratz
  • The Brave One
  • The Brothers Solomon
  • The Bucket List
  • Cashback
  • Cassandra's Dream
  • Charlie Bartlett
  • Chemical Wedding
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Code Name: The Cleaner
  • A Complete History of My Sexual Failures
  • Copying Beethoven
  • Daddy Day Camp
  • The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
  • Dead Silence
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Death Sentence
  • December Boys
  • Deception
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Diary of the Dead
  • Horton Hears a Who!
  • Doomsday
  • Drillbit Taylor
  • Eagle vs Shark
  • The 11th Hour
  • The Escapist
  • Evan Almighty
  • The Eye
  • Fade to Black
  • Feast of Love
  • A Few Days in September
  • Firehouse Dog
  • First Sunday
  • Flashbacks of a Fool
  • Fool's Gold
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Fred Claus
  • Funny Games
  • The Game Plan
  • Good Luck Chuck
  • The Good Night
  • The Happening
  • He Was a Quiet Man
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • Hitman
  • Hot Rod
  • The Hottie & The Nottie
  • How She Move
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • In Memory of My Father
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Interview
  • Irina Palm
  • The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Jumper
  • Kenny
  • The Killing of John Lennon
  • King Lear
  • The Kingdom
  • Lady Godiva
  • Leatherheads
  • License to Wed
  • Lions for Lambs
  • Lonely Hearts
  • Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Lucky You
  • Macbeth
  • Made of Honor
  • Margot at the Wedding
  • Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
  • Meet the Spartans
  • Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution
  • Mister Lonely
  • Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
  • Mr. Woodcock
  • Mouth to Mouth
  • Nancy Drew
  • The Nanny Diaries
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • Never Back Down
  • Nim's Island
  • No Reservations
  • One Missed Call
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • Over Her Dead Body