Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Films that Audiences loved but Film Critics hated!
Close but no cigar: Empire Records, Vertigo, War of the Worlds, Rise Of The Footsoldier, A FistFul Of Dollars
5 -The Greatest Showman
Critical favourite Mark Kermode said of this film: “Not One memorable song”. Well it now has a multi-selling album, hude box office takings and legs to run and run.
4 – Man On Fire
Critics didn’t take to this intense Denzel revenge film. But Tony Scott delivered a film loved by fans and that still holds up well today.
3 – Night of the Living Dead
Written off on it’s original run, Night changed teh face of horror forever and was one of the most influential films of it’s era.
2 – Fight Club
Yup Fight Club was murdered by critics but it’s legacy still endures all these years later. One of Fincher’s best.
1 – The Shawshank Redemption
Critics didn’t get Darabont’s epic prison film but the audience did and soon the critics reevaluated the film that many consider to be one of the greatest ever made.