Critics who ended up being really wrong about a movie
One of the best parts of watching a movie is the opportunity to discuss the film, to pore over details and wonder at the meaning of certain shots and sounds. While film criticism is often boiled down to a pure "good or bad" spectrum, reviewers experience a movie subjectively and interrogate its quality through their own specific lenses and biases. The best reviewers make the process clear in their writing, inviting fans of the movie to see their perspective and question their own. In other words, to invite a conversation.
Still, just because reviewing a film is often a subjective and personal experience doesn't mean that a reviewer's interpretation is unshakable. Sometimes, a second viewing in a different context can transform a bad film into a good one in the reviewer's mind — or vice versa. Here are critics who ended up admitting that they were wrong about a movie.