Let us begin our look back at the year in film with a token acknowledgment of ten films whose reputations may not have been entirely earned. For the record, not all of the films below are bad pictures. But they all generated critical and/or audience esteem that they perhaps did not entirely earn. There is nothing wrong with overpraising a good film. It often emanates from a hunger for quality that often causes we the critics to look at a merely solid and/or competent piece of cinema and hail it as a groundbreaking work of art. The following are in alphabetical order.
And that's the list for this year. Hopefully (if time allows), I'll crank out the year's most underrated films tomorrow. Feel free to share your picks for "the overrated" of 2010.