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Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Is The Worst Reviewed Movie In 10 Years To Be Nominated For Best Picture

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The Oscars aren't for another month, but Best Picture nominee Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close has already beat out every other film nominated in the same category in a much less appealing one — the worst reviewed movie in the last 10 years to be nominated for an Oscar!

Rotten Tomatoes, an internet database that keeps track of movie reviews for every movie released since 1999, gives the nominee a 47% ROTTEN rating! 57 critics gave the Stephen Daldry flick a positive review, but 64 weren't as kind.

To give you an idea of what some negative nancies said about it, here a couple quick quotes we found from the rotten reviews:

"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is the kind of movie you want to punch in the nose."

"Stephen Daldry's extremely labored and incredibly crass adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel."

"Half the time you sit there wondering, what sort of mother lets her bereft 11-year-old wander New York City alone or in the company of an elderly stranger?"

Since we haven't seen it yet, we can't pass judgement. But then again, only 67% of Rotten Tomato users liked it, so there must be some truth to what 64 unsatisfied critics are saying.

We're sure it's actually a decent movie that will make us cry our eyes out, but our question is…does it truly deserve an Oscar nod? And why the hell wasn't Drive nominated with 93% of critics giving it a favorable review!?

We'd be mad at Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close for taking Drive's spot on the list, BUT we can't hold the film accountable because there still IS a spot for Ryan Gosling's starring vehicle to take its rightful place since the stupid Academy only nominated 9 movies instead of 10.

Sorry, we're a little bitter. Anyway, we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Do U think Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close was the right choice for a Best Picture nominee at the 2012 Academy Awards? If not, what movie deserved to be nominated instead?

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11 comments to “Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Is The Worst Reviewed Movie In 10 Years To Be Nominated For Best Picture”



  1. 1

    "Half the time you sit there wondering, what sort of mother lets her bereft 11-year-old wander New York City alone or in the company of an elderly stranger?" SPOILER ALERT: Uh, obviously whoever reviewed the movie and wondered why it was nominated didn't sit thru the entire movie. The "stranger" was his grandfather; and, the mother trailed his city inquiries with strangers, daily. She knew where he was every second of the day and had the phone numbers of everyone he met with PRIOR to him meeting with them. The movie was AMAZING!!! His scenes with Sandra Bullock were heartbreakingly emotional (take tons of Kleenex). There were tons of comedic scenes, as well (as happens in real life, even in the most devasting of circumstances). I also saw "Drive." As obsessed as I am with Ryan Gosling (why wouldn't I be. . .I have a pulse), if I had to choose between the two movies being nominated. . .they chose the right movie.



  2. 2

    I brought this up when the nominees were first announced. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II got a 96%, and didn't receive a nomination? What gives? What a perfect way to end the series with a best picture nomination. Lord of the Rings along with two other films holds the record for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. It would have been nice for this movie to receive even the fraction of the attention that movie got. (And yes, LOTR was fantastic.)



  3. 3

    Re: joethehobo – Agreed. People who I know that don't even like Harry Potter agreed that it was beautifully done. Michael Fassbender also got snubbed. This year the Oscar nominees are just meh.



  4. 4

    Looking at the trailer, it's all hype. I don't expect this movie to be particularly good.



  5. 5

    it looks like this boy's eyes are the big selling point on this movie
    so that is a red flag to me



  6. 6

    What does this teach us? If you're male and can convey emotion on the big screen, you deserve an oscar.
    Jerks



  7. 7

    It's because it's a docu-drama about the most over publicized American tragedy in history… obviously it's going to get nominated for best picture. Just like any other time a movie is made about some piece of American history that gets an auto-nom. Gotta remind the population that their history and triumphs trump everything, even if it's an undeserving nod!



  8. 8

    I was really let down by the Oscar nominations this year. No Michael Fassbender, nothing for Drive, 50/50, or HP7.2. Winnie the Pooh should have been in the Animated category. The acting choices were weak and were not picked based on the talent they showed in their movies (some were very well deserved though!) But I was discussing with someone the other day as to why these movies got picked and why movies like EL&IC make it in and why Melissa Mccarthy got nominated and it is all to please the general public. They probably thought Drive and Shame were too strong for the general public so they pushed them away. They need the public to feel connected and want to watch the Oscars after all, its how they make their money. If they get too artsy, no one will watch. Its just an idea though.



  9. 9

    Is giving this picture an Oscar nod the academy's way of being "politically correct" because it's about 9/11? That's the only reason I can think it was nominated.



  10. 10

    One of the worst movies Ive sat through in years.



  11. 11

    Drive could not have been that good, didn't some stupid lady sue the people who made the film cause it was terrible.