December 18, 2008

Against 'Slumdog,' Cont'd

Peter Suderman agrees with me that it's the years' most overrated movie:

Slumdog isn't a terrible movie, but it's sappy, suspense-free, and packed with one-note characters, including a female lead who's more object than person. In terms of violence, it's grittier than most similar pictures, but mostly in a desperately "edgy" way that seems designed to gloss over its blatant sentimentality. The best you can say about it is that it's stylish schmaltz.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 18, 2008 02:53 PM
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