7 Most Overrated Films of Hollywood

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The Shining (1980) - Prime Video

Stanley Kubrick's novel lacks every single bit of complexity that is integral to the source material, producing a straight campy horror thriller rather than a chilling, complicated family drama.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) - Prime Video

John Hughes' slacker high school comedy feels patently foolish as opposed to funny, and there's little to enjoy about Bueller's antics.

Before Sunrise (1995) - Prime Video

Richard Linklater's romantic drama about two young people who spend a night together is lacking in actual depth within the on-screen relationship and seldom breaches any barrier.

Kill Bill: Volume I (2003) - Prime Video

Quentin Tarantino's film was all vibes and had very little of the characterisations and dense plotting the filmmaker is famous for.

The Departed (2006) - Apple TV

Martin Scorsese would likely agree that his remake of Infernal Affairs (2002), while competent, entertaining, and consistently fun, is rated far too highly by most people.

Joker (2019) - Netflix

Todd Phillips' film starring Joaquin Phoenix as a comedian-turned-criminal was extremely derivative of Martin Scorsese's filmography and boasted precious little original thought, which made the plaudits a little unbelievable.

Babylon (2022) - Prime Video

Damien Chazelle's period drama was riddled with excess that was neither thematically nor narratively valuable beyond a point. It was also far too long.

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